Source: Twitter via Road Arlanda
Sweden has just unveiled a new road they will be testing that allows electric cars to charge while they drive.
— Sara McClelland (@SaraMcClelland1) April 19, 2018
The approximately 1.2 mile eRoadArlanda is located just outside of Stockholm and, according to The Hill, is allows electric cars and trucks to connect to an electrified rail embedded in the middle of the pavement.
Sweden has a goal to be completely free of fossil fueled vehicles by 2030, with eRoadArlanda chairman Hans Säll telling CNN, “One of the most important issues of our time is the question of how to make fossil-free road transportation a reality. We now have a solution that will make this possible, which is amazing.”
Hans Säll, chief executive of eRoadArlanda told the Guardian: “There is no electricity on the surface. There are two tracks, just like an outlet in the wall. Five or six centimeters down is where the electricity is.”
— ProfBEEVANS (@ProfBEEVANS) April 16, 2018
According to CNN the road has been designed to withstand Sweden’s notorious icy, snowy and rainy weather, neither will it electrocute animals or humans.