Soon In Sweden: Charge While Driving On eHighways

In Clean Facts, Electric Mobility, Innovations, News, Technology

A ‘Pilot-Project’ test track is being built in Sweden where electric vehicles can drive without fear of depleting their battery pack.

The Swedish transport authority Trafikverke is building the 1.6 km test stretch of eHighway to test how cars can drive while staying charged, or even recharge as they drive on highways.

An eHighways is essentially a part of a road that has a conductive charging pad that stretches along a lane. Trucks, buses, and cars can recharge as they drive for what could be limitless miles, as long as the cars ride on inductive pads and have the necessary hardware.

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 Smart Road Gotland will be used as a pilot project, with its data used to evaluate the effectiveness of the technology in Swedish transport.

Electreon’s wireless electric road technology makes it possible to electrify truck fleets economically without the need to carry huge batteries and stop for charging and without creating a visual hazard.

The technology includes-

  • A unique DWPT system (Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer)
  • Road infrastructure – placed under the road at the center of the traffic lane
  • A receiver – located under the vehicle chassis
  • Communication system – provides real-time communication with each vehicle
  • Power station – An underground system that transmits the energy to the road’s infrastructure

This project is a testimonial to the recognition of the potential of the ehighway technology which will bring the global electrification revolution to the next critical stage of full implementation in near future.

Referencs- Electreon website, Clean Technica

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