Guvernörsbesök elvägen

US Governor visit to the Electric Road in Lund

Site visits and knowledge sharing continue to be vital to the work in the Evolution Road project, even when we only have a few weeks to go with the demonstration site at Getingevägen in Lund. On Wednesday we were grateful to welcome the 32nd governor of New Mexico, US, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham together with her team, among others, Ricky Serna, the Cabinet Secretary for Department of Transportation, to our electric road demonstration site in Lund. 

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and team and Dan Zethraeus, Elonroad, at Getingevägen.
Electric road demonstration at Getingevägen in Lund.
Project manager Maria Edgren with Governor Grisham at Getingevägen.
The conductive electric road installed on Getingevägen in Lund.
Tour of the university city of Lund.
Touring the new Lund Brunnshög district, with Adam Sandgren, Head of Business Development at Lund municipality.
Innovation and research at the newly developed Brunnshög district in Lund.
Outside the Grand hotel in Lund: the Governor’s team, the Swedish Transport Administration, Lund Municipality, Innovation Skåne, Håkan Sundelin.
Annika Annerby Jansson, chair of Region Skåne’s regional council, Michelle Lujan Grisham, governor, New Mexico and Rasmus Törnblom, deputy chairman of the municipal board in Lund municipality.

About the technology
The patented Electric Road System solution being tested in Lund was developed by the Swedish company Elonroad AB in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University. The technology enables charging for vehicles while parked or in motion. It supports most types of vehicles such as passenger cars, buses or heavy trucks – in urban environments or on freeways. The energy is transferred from charging rails in the road to the vehicle via a retractable pick-up under the vehicle. It is a conductive system that enables efficient transmission of up to 300 kW of power to the vehicle. The rail is powered in short meter-long segments under the vehicle, making the system safe to deploy on any road.

Evolution Road – a private-public partnership
The electric road project Evolution Road is a private-public collaboration between nine partners from business, universities and the public sector. The project has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to build a test and demonstration site for Electric Road Systems. The purpose is to increase knowledge about electric roads and to explore the potential of wider use of Electric Road Systems as part of a fossil-free transportation system. The project started in 2019 and ends in June 2024. The assignment comes from the Swedish Transport Administration.

The project is made possible through a collaboration between nine partners: Elonroad AB, Innovation Skåne AB, Kraftringen Energi AB, Lund Municipality, Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, Ramboll, Skånetrafiken, Solaris Sverige AB and the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, VTI. The Swedish Transport Administration is the main financier.