It is clear the change of direction for the production and trade of electric and hybrid vehicles in Europe and other countries.

On April 11, 2018 was inaugurated the Arlanda eRoad, the first stretch of road in Sweden that can recharge electric vehicle during their transit.


The project is based on two tracks, which hang up a movable arm installed below the vehicle that needs to recharged and that, through the contact, transfers the energy.

If the vehicle changes the lanes, the movable arm is disconnected.

It is divided into sections long 50 meters, each of which is powered only when a vehicle is above it. The system it is able to monitor the amount of energy supplied to the vehicle and recognized it. The cost of refuelling is then charged directly to the account of the vehicle owner.

This stretch of road currently covers an area of about 2 km and, for now, it is a test phase to understand the potential.

The inauguration of the road was performed by a diesel truck that was transformed into an electric truck of the Swedish company PostNord, the aim is to extend its use to all electric vehicle on such technology is extended to other roads and highways.

The cost of electrifying a highway with this technology amounts to about 1 million euros for kilometre, while safety is guaranteed because the energy is not on the surface but at about 5-6 cm below the road surface.

By combining the road charges and the autonomy of each car, the vehicles should always have the charge.




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