You may not know it, but Sweden is one of Europe’s largest markets for electric vehicles – it is interesting that Passat GTE is the best-selling electric car in Sweden in 2018. That is why it is no wonder that the royal family there is interested in new technologies and electrification of the automobile industry.
At the end of September, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden visited the project “eRoadArlanda“. There, the Swedish Transport Administration is currently testing and developing electric roads. eRoadArlanda is a project by the Swedish Transport Administration for the study and development of electrified roads.
On Thursday 26 September, Prince Carl Philip visited eRoadArlanda and got to see the display of electric truck and NEVS 9-3 – both driving on Elway’s test track. The Prince drove several times with NEVS 9-3.
The prince was received by Fabian Wrede, head of transportation eRoadArlanda, and Gunnar Asplund, CEO Elways, who talked about the project and how it started. The technology that has been developed is based on so-called conductive technology with a e-track in the roadway that drives and charges the vehicles during the journey.
The Prince then received a demonstration of an electric truck and electric car using the technology. The prince himself had the opportunity to test drive the electric car NEVS 9-3 on the test track.