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AFRY contributes to the Swedish Transport Administration's pilot project for electric roads

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 09:00

The pilot project is part of the Swedish Transport Administration's program for electrification of the state road network.

Electric roads can be a complement to the fossil-free transport system of the future. The Swedish Transport Administration's program for electrification of the state road network, studies how different types of electrification can be combined to achieve the best effect.

As part of the program, at least one pilot of electric roads for heavy freight traffic will be carried out. The purpose is to show and verify the technology for the entire electric road system – including business models and payment systems. Electrification in this context entails dynamic charging while driving, battery operation with stationary charging, and fuel cells.

The pilot section will be built on one of the two road sections where the development of road plans is underway, both are approximately 20 kilometers long with two lanes in each direction: E20 between Hallsberg and Örebro, and road 73 between Västerhaninge and Nynäshamn.

AFRY's assignment, which runs until 2026, is to produce tender documents for turnkey contracts and construction site follow-up. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 12.5 million.

— We are proud to contribute to this pilot project, which is an important milestone towards the vision of fossil-free transports. At AFRY, we want to accelerate the sustainable transition, and in this project, we have the opportunity to use our expertise to make a difference, says Kajsa Rosén, Business Area Manager Transportation, AFRY.  

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