Category Archives: Energy and Fuel

VTI participated in conference on electric roads

Systems with electrified roads are a relatively new concept and many projects have been launched in recent years. To stimulate the transfer of knowledge and collaboration, the Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads arranged its second International Conference on Electric Road Systems...

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Norwegian car sellers believe the future is electric

Considering the electric vehicles to be the future, the salespeople in Norway appreciate the electric car sales. Researchers at TØI, KTH and RISE/Viktoria AB in Sweden have conducted a survey of 1000 vehicle buyers in Sweden and Norway as well as interviews with Norwegian car...

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Peak fossil fueled based vehicle ownership

Norway’s policy on electric vehicles has led to a tipping point of fossil fueled based vehicle ownership by households. Battery electric vehicles reached in 2017 a market share of 20 per cent in Norway, and a fleet share of 5.1 per cent. This impressive development is the result of large...

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Unique electrified road opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road recharging the batteries of cars and trucks while driving opened in Sweden. The Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth, was at the formal inauguration of the electrified road on April 11, 2018. The stretch of road outside Stockholm...

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Environmental impacts of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles in Nordic traffic conditions

Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles provide substantial environmental advantages compared with comparable Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles. Two Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles energy consumption, CO2-emission and locally polluting emissions were tested in VTT’s emission laboratory in Finland, at +23°C and...

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Emissions from vehicles with Euro VI/6-technology

Modern gasoline-fueled personal cars with direct-injection technology exhibiting high emissions of nitrogen oxides  in new laboratory tests. Researchers at Institute of Transport Economics in Norway (TØI) and VTT in Finland have tested various vehicles by applying test-cycles which represent...

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Fossil-free fuels make a clear leap forward

Each year the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) organizes the Nordic region’s largest annual conference for the transport sector. For three years running there has been a session on Transportforum dealing with the development of new infrastructure for the fossil-free...

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More Service Workers will Drive Electric

Adoption of electric vehicles among crafts- and service enterprises in Norway is currently low, but there seems to be a strong interest for a wider use in the future. In Norway generous incentives have created one of the largest market for electric utility vehicles (EUVs) in the world....

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Electric Roads Now Being Tested in Real Traffic

Electric roads enable the transport sector to be powered by a broad green-energy base of wind, solar, and hydro power. Having stakeholders and policymakers with the courage to make the commitment, Sweden has an opportunity to be a trailblazer. Tests and demonstrations are underway in the Swedish...

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New Diesel Buses Pollute Less Than New Diesel Cars

The NOx-emissions from a new diesel bus or diesel truck are just one-third as much as from a new diesel passenger car. New emission standards and new technology is changing the image of which vehicles that pollute most in urban traffic. From 2015 EURO 6 emission standards where introduced for...

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