With its most recent initiative, a road that recharges electric vehicles as they drive over it, Sweden is once again at the forefront of sustainable innovation. The nation has long been a pioneer in eco-friendly programmes and renewable energy, and this new highway is yet another step in the right direction.
The Swedish government and the corporate sector are working together on the "eRoadArlanda" initiative. A moveable arm attached to the bottom of the automobile may transmit energy from the road to the batteries of a vehicle thanks to conductive technology in the road. The technology is made to only supply electricity while a vehicle is really travelling over it, and the arm may be retracted when the vehicle changes lanes or departs the road.
The road is being tested right now in Stockholm's Arlanda Airport, and if it is successful, it may be extended to other regions of Sweden and even beyond. By doing away with the requirement for charging stations and enabling on-the-go charging for automobiles, the technology has the potential to transform the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles. The road's design also paves the path for a more sustainable future by being affordable and simple to install.
The Swedish island of Gotland served as the successful pilot project for Electreon's international expansion of its technology.