Sweden Paves the Way, Again

Submitted by jclifton on 13 April 2018

Sweden just opened the world’s first electrified road just outside of Stockholm! Roughly 2km of electrical rails, embedded in a public road, will recharge the batteries of electric vehicles while they drive. And the country is not stopping there. The government’s road agency already has plans for future expansion. In order to achieve independence from fossil fuels by 2030, they have to reduce transportation that relies on it by 70%. Their goal is to tackle the issue of keeping electric vehicles charged while making battery manufacturing more affordable. Sweden is certainly paving the way when it comes to transportation. They’re even in talks with Berlin about a future network of electrified roads.