TRANSrisk participated at the 2nd Electric Road Systems Conference 2018 on 13-14 June at the Arlanda Airport City, in Stockholm, Sweden.
The conference aimed to gather international researchers and experts, to disseminate and discuss cutting edge results from research and pilot projects on the topic of Electric Road Systems (ERS), to facilitate and stimulate new collaborations, and to facilitate societal uptake of ERS as a sustainable solution for transport. Therefore, its aim was to bring decision makers, industry and research together in this interdisciplinary conference.
More particularly, researcher Georgia Savvidou, from Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), presented outcomes from the TRANSrisk case study in Sweden regarding the potential and assessment of uncertainties of ERS in the European Union.
Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to visit the eRoadArlanda which is a pilot project for the electrification of the road system and the expansion of electronic vehicles. The project's methodology is to use an electric rail installed in roads to power and recharge vehicles during their journey via conductive technology.
A different approach for the electrification of road systems is the overhead solution in which a pantograph is used in order to connect the vehicle with special electricity cables that are above the road. Thus the electric vehicle can travel without the need of heavy batteries.
More information on the conference is available at the conference's website.
Also, you can find more on the different electric road systems at our article in climatechangemitigation.eu platform.