The team from ”Forsknings- och Innovationsplattform för elvägar” had a two day conference in Lund about electric roads and visited Elonroad test track. Participants was the Traffic Department, Energy Department, scientists from KTH, LTH, Chalmers, Rise and other companies involved in electric roads in Sweden like NCC, Vattenfall, Fortum. The team behind Elonroad demonstrated how the road gives electric power to an electric car both while parked and while driving.
It´s an early test of the electric road system from Elonroad. We use 16 heating fans connected to the power from the electric road.
Later we will rise the power to 150 kW while driving.
This works for charging batteries on heavy vehicles like buses and trucks.
After months of development we finally moved the electric road to Örtofta outside Lund for testing. Now begins a new period of software and hardware evaluation together with Lund University. We will soon start demonstrations. Please subscribe with email. Thank you for your support!
Hello electric road!
We have worked hard the last two years building the first prototype. The 200 meter electric road is soon ready for test and demonstration.
We start build the road outside Lund early summer 2017. Hopefully we can invite you for a demonstration.
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The city of Mariestad, Lund University, Coman Buses, DHL and Elonroad are involved in the testbed called Electrivillage.
We aim to test the electric road in city environment for buses and local transports.
We proudly announce that we got funding (12miljon SEK) from the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) to build a full effect prototype of our electric road design. With support from Lund University, Volvo and Kraftringen Energy Company we now start the journey to build a demonstration site outside Lund. It will be ready for outdoor tests autumn of 2016.
Road traffic uses large amount of fossil fuel with associated CO2 emissions. Electric cars can increase efficiency and make the use of renewable energy sources such as wind energy possible.
The limited capacity and high cost of batteries limits the market for current electric vehicles.
Recently much activity has been started with the goal of supplying electric power to vehicles while moving in general traffic. This would allow the usage of smaller and cheaper batteries. Electrification is already common in Railroads. In road traffic trolley busses are an old technology.
The goal of current activities in the area is been to make systems that can be utilized by a wider range of diverse vehicles that can connect and disconnect from the system while moving at speed.
Such a system is often called an Electrical Road System, abbreviated ERS.
Such system has been ranked the number one emerging technology by the world economic forum 2013: http://forumblog.org/2013/02/top-10-emerging-technologies-for-2013/