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06 April 2016

Sweden: Electric road trials at Elväg Gävle to start in June

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
An experimental 2km test track for electric heavy goods trucks will open in the Swedish area of Elväg Gävle in June.

The track runs along the E16 highway between Sandviken and Kungsgården. Electrically powered trucks will be using the track around Gävle, a town by the Baltic Sea near the mouth of the river Dalälven.

The Elväg Gävle project is financed and managed by the Regional Development Council of Gävleborg in cooperation with the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) and the Swedish government agency for research and development Vinnova.

Also involved is Swedish truck manufacturer Scania, the German-based engineering company Siemens as well as steel companies Sandvik, Ovako, SSAB and Outokumpu.

Meanwhile, more than 20,000 electric car charges took place last year on Sweden’s Green Highway that runs between Sundsvall and Storlien, according to a report by Sveriges Radio. The Green Highway is a project to develop a fossil-free transport corridor from Sundsvall in the east to Trondheim in Norway in the west.

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