Slide-in electric road system: inductive project report: project report, phase 1

Electrifying vehicles is seen by many as a possible solution to reduce environmental emissions and the dependence on fossil fuel. Unfortunately, most environmentally friendly energy storage systems, such as batteries, have less energy density compared to fossil fuel, which will have a negative impact on the vehicle range. A battery with enough capacity for long distance transports will therefore often imply a substantial increase in cost and weight, and reduced transport volume. An alternative would be to continuously transfer energy from the road to the vehicle both for propulsion and charging. A development of an electrified road system (ERS) between cities would mean that most of the route could be driven on electricity from the road and the remaining distance can be driven on energy from potentially smaller batteries optimized for city routes. This is one of the two final reports in the Slide-in project, phase 1, with the objective to evaluate the technology to inductively transfer energy from the road to the vehicle based on cost, efficiency and feasibility. The report includes both a background with a business model as well as a description of the technology that would be required on the vehicles, in road and in the surrounding infrastructure for a large-scale implementation. The report also includes a cost estimate for a full deployment of a road between Stockholm and Gothenburg and an assessment of how implementation should be carried out. The second final report, published within the project, contains the results for a method to conductively transfer energy to vehicles in motion.


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  • Pagination: 67

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 10:22AM