Category Archives: Energy and Fuel

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...

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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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Significant recycling of EV batteries 10 years away in Europe, sooner in Norway

Electric car batteries will be available for recycling or reuse in Norway from 2025, with a significant increase in volume towards 2030. For the EU, the EU's requirements for reducing new cars' CO2 emissions will contribute to significant volumes, but only after 2030. This is the conclusion in...

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Expensive and demanding, but possible to achieve zero-emission targets in Norway

Achieving road traffic electrification targets set in the Norwegian National Transport Plan will be very demanding (and expensive), but it can be achieved. This is the conclusion in a new TØI report that analyzes the possibilities and conditions for achieving the ambitious emission targets for...

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VTI is a new partner in f3

Since the end of January, VTI is a partner in f3, the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels. f3 is a national knowledge centre for collaboration between industry actors, universities, institutes, and government agencies committed to contributing to a sustainable transport...

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More fast chargers are needed to ensure efficient charging for a growing number of electric vehicles

Researchers has analyzed actual use of fast chargers. Analysis of actual use of fast chargers in two charging infrastructure operator networks reveals a large spread in achieved charge power between users, seasons, vehicles and locations. The actual use of fast chargers in Norway has not been...

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VTI in research programme Triple F (Fossil Free Freight)

VTI is part of the consortium that has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to conduct a research programme with focus on fossil free freight transports. The programme, called Triple F, will run for 12 years. Part of the programme is targeted at policy instruments. The...

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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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