Electric Road System in Sweden
17 April, 2019
The 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 Swedish Transport Administration is beginning a new project to investigate a unique transportation solution developed by Electreon Wireless from Tel-aviv. The STA chose Smart Road Gotland consortium to demonstrate a dynamic wireless mobile power transfer through the road itself. The consortium 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 city center of Visby on the island of Gotland in the middle of the Baltic Sea.
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. This first time that hidden charging system beneath the road will be used to charge inductively both an electric truck and a bus – while in full motion.
Electreon Wireless is an Israeli technology company that was established in 2013. In 2017 the Company performed a reverse merger and its shares are currently traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The Company’s Electric Road System makes use of Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer (DWPT) via electromagnetic fields produced under the roadbed. The Company’s shareholders include Dan (a major Israeli bus operator).
Its system involves a unique copper coils as road infrastructure placed under the road at the center of the traffic lane; A receiver located under the vehicle chassis; Communication system to provides real-time communication with each vehicle and a Power station – An underground system that transmits the energy to the road’s infrastructure.
Frost & Sullivan estimates the Electric Road System infrastructure domain to be worth more than $35 billion, and at least 17 companies are now at various testing and development stages of ERS solutions.