The "European Electric Road Systems' Symposium" was held in Berlin from February 14 to 15, 2023. This event was organized by Fraunhofer ISI from Germany and WSP from Sweden, as part of the Swedish German Collaboration on ERS (CollERS2).
The symposium brought together a diverse group of 120 participants, including 90 attendees on-site and 30 online participants, representing 12 primarily European countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, and Sweden). The event provided a platform for experts, researchers, policymakers, and industry professionals to exchange knowledge, insights, and experiences related to Electric Road Systems (ERS).
The symposium covered a wide range of topics surrounding ERS, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of various aspects. Participants engaged in discussions on technology advancements in ERS, including the latest developments, innovations, and emerging trends. Economic considerations and funding strategies for ERS projects were also addressed, shedding light on the financial aspects and potential funding sources.
Policy making played a significant role in the discussions, as policymakers and experts shared insights on regulatory frameworks, standards, and guidelines necessary for the successful implementation and integration of ERS into existing transportation systems. Country case studies provided valuable real-world examples, showcasing ERS projects from different European nations and their unique approaches. Another crucial topic discussed during the symposium was the acceptance of ERS among stakeholders and the general public. Participants explored strategies for fostering acceptance, addressing concerns, and building trust in this transformative technology. Network design was another area of focus, where attendees delved into the planning, layout, and optimization of ERS infrastructure to ensure seamless connectivity and efficiency.
Overall, the European Electric Road Systems' Symposium in Berlin provided a great platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration among experts from different disciplines and countries. By addressing technology, economics, funding, policy making, country case studies, acceptance, and network design, the symposium contributed to advancing the field of Electric Road Systems and accelerating their adoption for a sustainable and efficient future in European transportation. We are looking forward to meeting all of you again at a future European Electric Road Symposium!
Matts Andersson and Patrick Plötz for the whole CollERS2 team
Download presentation slides
1. Opening Session https://owncloud.fraunhofer.de/index.php/s/HxpC0akQu13eMXV
2. ERS from an administration perspective https://owncloud.fraunhofer.de/index.php/s/xY5fVzYOs4BgFlA
3. Industry perspective and activities for ERS https://owncloud.fraunhofer.de/index.php/s/lgOAhgrMT3M5Hnf
4. National ERS plans and activities https://owncloud.fraunhofer.de/index.php/s/lComEOBPKVSxbul
5. The potential and barriers for ERS https://owncloud.fraunhofer.de/index.php/s/PgQLHPjNrocdFfy
6. Closing session https://owncloud.fraunhofer.de/index.php/s/nlRUZArsCUhVLf0
A lot has happened since the last Electric Road System (ERS) conference and a personal exchange could be useful. Therefore the project members of the Second Swedish German Collaboration on ERS (CollERS2) are pleased to organise a European Symposium on ERS in the spring of 2023. Read more about CollERS2 at https://electric-road-systems.eu/
When and where?
14 & 15 February, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. The address is Fraunhofer ENIQ, EUREF Campus 23/24, 10829 Berlin.
50 – 100 Invited European ERS experts from research, industry, NGOs, and policy.
All topics surrounding ERS:
You can participate either on site or follow the Opening session on February 14th, 1pm-3pm, online. In-person discussions only. We do not plan to produce proceedings afterwards. Please inform us in the registration form if you want to give a talk in one of the sessions.
No conference fee, but the optional dinner on February 14th will be paid privately.
We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Berlin in February 2023!
For questions, please contact:
Matts Andersson (WSP), Matts.Andersson@wsp.com
Patrick Plötz (Fraunhofer ISI), Patrick.Ploetz@isi.fraunhofer.de