Sweden is building the world’s first permanent electrified road for EVs to charge while driving

The first of its kind in the world, the e-motorway may lead to an expansion of a further 3,000 km of electric roads in Sweden by 2045.

As the EU passed a landmark law last month to require all new cars sold to have zero CO2 emissions from 2035, European countries are rushing to prepare the infrastructure needed for fossil fuel-free mobility.

And Sweden is now turning a highway into a permanent electrified road – the first of its kind in the world.

On an electric road, cars and trucks can recharge while driving.

Experts say dynamic charging allows them to travel longer distances with smaller batteries, and to avoid waiting at charging stations.

The Scandinavian country has pioneered electrified roads through several pilot projects including the world’s first temporary electric road.

“We think the electrification solution is the way forward for decarbonising the transport sector and we are working with a number of solutions,” Jan Pettersson, Director of Strategic Development at Trafikverket, the Swedish transport administration, told Euronews Next.

The chosen motorway, European route E20, connects logistic hubs between Hallsberg and Örebro, located in the middle of the country’s three major cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.

The project is currently at the procurement stage and is planned to be built by 2025.

The charging method for E20 hasn’t been decided but there are three types of charging: catenary system, inductive system, and conductive system.

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