SmartRoad Gotland, the E-road consortium led by Electreon AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Electreon Wireless, has commenced the process of building its demonstration road in Sweden.
To enable the mission-critical knowledge transfer to the Swedish Transport Administration, Smart Road Gotland will deploy a fully functional public shuttle service and test bed through a 1.6 km long electric road as part of the total route of 4.1 km between the airport and town center of Visby on the idyllic island of Gotland, an eco-municipality in the middle of the Baltic Sea.
This public-private initiative, based on Electreon’s leading technology, will be the first in the world to charge inductively both an electric truck and a bus while in full motion. The electric truck will be test-driven by a professional in varied seasonal conditions to ensure that the system is ready for large-scale projects on highways.
As an integral strategic step towards implementing the Swedish government’s national roadmap for electric road systems, Smart Road Gotland will create a vital learning curve for the authority.
Long haul heavy truck fleets benefit significantly from the Electreon solution since no heavy and costly batteries, nor stops for charging, are needed. This optimal solution enables installation of electric road systems without the environmental impact (benefits are both physical and visual) of a conductive system.
The project is financed by the the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) as part of the electric road roadmap of the Swedish government to reduce CO2 emissions from heavy transportation.
After acquiring relevant ERS demonstration results, the Swedish Transport Administration can evaluate the potential for larger scale electric road investments.
about the technology
The technology is installed under the road and enables a shared infrastructure that significantly reduced the need to charge the vehicle's battery during day/overnight and decreases the size of the battery, It can support any type of EV - Buses, Trucks, passengers and is especially suitable for autonomous EVs. Electreon is a global leader in the field due to deep technological capabilities and its success in making the technology cost effective, durable and efficient.
Smartroad Gotland- deployment
Each section is deployed in both directions
Tests and operation on test track
Operation with professional driver
The world's first wireless electric road charging an e-bus and an e-truck