January 30th, 2017

The world’s first electric road

Region Gävleborg has implemented an innovative project to trial an electric road solution for trucks.

The project involves overhead electric charging infrastructure on the E16 highway between Sandviken and Kungsgården/Storvik, and is the first of its kind in the world. The solution allows specially equipped trucks to transport goods with zero emissions along the stretch of highway.

Sandvik, SSAB, Scania and Siemens teamed up on the project together with local energy companies in Gävleborg and the University of Gävle. The next phase will extend the electric highway around 100 km from the Gävle harbor to Borlänge.

Contact magnus.ernstrom@regiongavleborg.se for more information.

News source (Region Gävleborg’s website)
Watch a short film of the electric highway in action.