In February 2016, Scania will start testing electric trucks on the electric road, which will become a reality as the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has now approved support for the Gävle Electric Road project. The project will demonstrate and evaluate conductive technology, which involves electrical transmission through overhead lines above vehicles equipped with a pantograph power collector.

The investment in the Gävle Electric Road project is in line with the Government’s goal of an energy-efficient and fossil-free vehicle fleet by 2030. The project consists of about SEK 77 million (EUR 8.2 million) in public funding and about SEK 48 million (EUR 5.1 million) in co-funding from the business community and the Gävleborg region.

Link to Scania press release