The news coming from Sweden therefore marks a turning point for the green car market: near the capital a road has just been created that allows electric cars to recharge simply by following it!
Sweden, which intends to become independent of fossil fuels by 2030, opens the first road to the world in which electric cars are recharged by traveling through it; connects Stockholm Arlanda Airport to the nearby logistics area, is 2 kilometers long and works thanks to a system installed under the "rail" that transfers electricity to vehicles on the surface.
But there is no electricity on the surface", explains the CEO of the company that carried out the work (eRoad Arlanda), Hans Säll. "Even in case of rain, on these tracks you could easily walk barefoot without danger".
"In Sweden there are paved roads for a total of about half a million kilometers, of which about 20,000 km are highways, which usually are not more than 45 kilometers apart: focusing on 'electrification' of the only highways would be enough to satisfy the recharging needs of all electric vehicle owners, as they are already able to cover these distances ", explained Säll
Currently, building 1 km of road 'electrifying' costs about 1 million euros, so, yes, but it is an expense fifty times less than what is claimed to build a railway for trams of the same length.
Sweden and Germany are currently discussing the possibility of building a network of such roads together and thus encouraging their adoption at European level.