CollERS 1

Swedish-German Research Collaboration on Electric Road Systems (CollERS), 2018-2019

The overall goal of the CollERS I project was to increase the common knowledge around ERS by cooperation between Germany and Sweden, and to discuss potential long-term strategies for a successful transnational implementation of ERS in Europe.

The research collaboration “CollERS I” was carried out during the period 2018-2019 and consisted of core members from the Swedish Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads and the two national German research projects Roadmap OH-Lkw and StratON. Following partners and funding agencies was involved:

• German research partners

  • Öko-Institut e.V.
  • Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg (ifeu)
  • Heilbronn University

• Swedish research partners

  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Swedish Transport Administration

• Funding agencies

  • German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
  • Swedish Transport Administration

The CollERS I project resulted in six jointly written reports to be found in the publications section:

  • Overview of ERS concepts and complementary technologies
  • Business models, Ownership, and Financing Strategies: Implications of an introduction of electric road systems on markets and possible business models 
  • National and EU freight transport strategies: Status quo and perspectives and implications for the introduction of electric road systems (ERS) 
  • Standardisation of Electric Road Systems: Report from workshop at FIRM19
  • Electricity supply to electric road systems: Impacts on the energy system and environment
  • Real-world experiences of ERS: Best practices from demonstration projects in Sweden and Germany