2016: World’s first electric road opens in Sweden

2016: World’s first electric road opens in Sweden

The world´s first electric road is inaugurated near the city of Gävle in central Sweden, the result of a unique partnership demonstrating the path towards fossil-free transportation. Scania contributes electrically-powered trucks, which operate under real traffic conditions. The two-kilometre strip on the E16 motorway sees electrified trucks from Scania driven in open traffic, using conductive technology developed by Siemens. The new technology which is the result of several years of cooperation between the Swedish Government and the private sector, permits the trucks to operate as electric vehicles when on the electrified road and as regular hybrid vehicles at other times. All the Scania trucks on the road are hybrid and Euro 6-certified, running on biofuel.