The section between Kungsgården and Sandviken is the world’s first electric road for heavy traffic on a public road. On 22nd June, 2016 the section will be inaugurated, with a ministerial visit, an exhibition and a panel discussion.
This will lead to much development for the entire county, and many other counties are interested and are coming here to take a look, said Eva Lindberg, Chairperson for the regional authorities.
The new installation ensures Region Gävleborg a leading position in the field of climate change. This inauguration is a chance for those interested, to listen to panel discussion, meet project partners, participate in the exhibition and witness Minister of Infrastructure Anna Johansson take the first drive on the E16 Electric Road in a hybrid truck.
“I am incredibly proud of our success with Project E16 Electric Road, and now we are really at the forefront of the work on climate and environment. The E16 Electric Road is a symbol of environmental care, quality of life, cooperation and innovation”, said Eva Lindberg.
Magnus Ernström has been in charge of Region Gävleborg’s investment in the E16 Electric Road: “I look forward to the inauguration; this is where it begins. Now we know it’s possible to construct such facilities on public roads, and it is time to study how vehicles and facilities react to the weather conditions and normal traffic. Of course, the E16 Electric Road will be useful for both industry and companies seeking to maintain a climate friendly business fleet, independent of fossil fuel,” he said.
Inauguration of the E16 Electric Road Time: 22nd June, 2016, 11.00 - 16.00
Place: Sandbacka Park, Spångvägen 10 in Sandviken
Facts about the E16 Electric Road:
The section is 2km long.
How does it work?