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Category Archives: Energy and Fuel
The Norwegian charging market for electric cars is chaotic and not very user friendly
The market for electric car charging is characterized by low profitability due to large start-up investments, a complicated system of actors and poor user experiences. The charging market for electric cars is growing rapidly and include many interesting business models, which hopefully can help...
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Electrification of the transport sector
Greater knowledge is required to accelerate the electrification of the transport sector. The Swedish Government has tasked the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) with contributing such knowledge. The first three reports, dealing with digitisation, costs and maritime...
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The future: Three trends dominate VTI’s research
In the next few decades, much of VTI’s research will revolve around three major trends in the technological development of the transport system: electrification, automation and digitalisation. “All three areas are very important, but electrification is the most crucial thing. It’s the key...
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E-grocery can reduce transport
E-grocery gives new opportunities for consumers in terms of improved accessibility and services. It also means new logistics challenges for companies. Grocery e-commerce could contribute to a more transport efficient society through reduced car usage of consumers. In a study financed by the...
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TRA VISIONS 2020
TRA VISIONS is a contest for young and senior researchers in the field of transport in Europe. It is organised every other year on behalf of the European Commission in connection with the Transport Research Arena (TRA) conference. VTI was a partner of the consortium that organised TRA VISIONS...
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Norway and Sweden chose different approaches to development of new renewable energies
Cheap hydropower slowed down the development of renewable energy sources in Norway in the period 1960 to 2015. Sweden, however, was, and still is, significantly more ambitious when it came to renewable energy production from for example wind power and solar energy. A recent TØI study has...
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Common Nordic initiatives can make aviation significantly more sustainable
The Nordic region can make aviation more sustainable by collaborating on a funding mechanism for renewable fuels financed by common passenger taxes. In January 2019 the Nordic prime ministers signed a declaration on a common Nordic vision for carbon neutrality and particularly committed their...
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Evolution Road – new electric road tested both inside and out
In the beginning of May, the next-generation electric road was inaugurated in the city of Lund in southern Sweden. Ground based conductive charging technology will be tested on a kilometre long stretch of electric road in the bus lane in Getingevägen. This means that the power comes from rails in...
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Electric cars crucial in achieving climate goals
It can be costly, though, because the low costs of electric cars motivate more people to choose car instead of public transport. The result is more queues and crippled public transport infrastructure. Fortunately, it is possible to achieve the climate goals without increasing queues and weakening...
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Opportunities for a new market in electrified regional flight
Large, electrified aircraft is far off in the future. On the other hand, there may be potential for a new market with smaller regional flights. These are the conclusions of a literature survey made by researchers at VTI. Greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector have increased from just...
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