– Can avoid charging the electric car – VG


CHARGING NEWS: Bellona manager Frederic Hauge is trying to get a river road, where electric trucks load the car onto the road they drive on. Hauge believes this is also the future of Norwegian roads.

Today, electric car drivers have to stop at roadside charging stations to charge their batteries. – In the future, they can let it go, says Bellona manager Frederic Hauge.

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Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre laid the cornerstone of the Morrow battery factory in Arendal on Monday.

There, work is underway to develop a project in which the batteries to be shipped around the world will be transported to the port by electric trucks that get electricity from the asphalt.

– We look forward to building the first stretch of road in Norway with wireless vehicle charging. This means cables are laid under the asphalt, which means the trucks charge batteries while driving, says manager Frederic Hauge in Bellona, ​​co-owner and technology contributor to the battery project.

Indicates Sweden went further in testing the so-called induction technologyeven through a project on Gotland and a two-mile long road project near Örebro.

ELECTRIC ROAD CHARGER: There are several wireless charging techniques. Here from a project on Gotland, with the technology of the Electron company, with wires that are laid under the asphalt.

– The future on Norwegian roads

Hauge says the future is here.

– Yes, it’s probably some time in the future, but I think this will be the future on Norwegian roads when all cars and trucks will be electric vehicles: so motorists won’t have to stop to recharge their batteries.

– Are you saying that Norwegian main roads will be able to become electric roads in the future?

– Yes, I think so, but first we need to get started and a test project from the port to the Morrow Battery Factory can teach us more about how important a part of the solution can be.

BATTERY RAIN: Jonas Gahr Støre was surrounded by rain when he laid the foundation stone for the battery factory in Arendal.

Hauge says they want to involve the state and Enova.

– We want the new road being built between the port and the Morrow Battery Factory and adjacent industrial areas to become a national pilot project for wireless charging of the many trucks and vehicles that will travel this route with goods and products.

Smaller batteries

He points out that a separate four-kilometer road will be built between the new large industrial areas at the E18 and up to the port. Hauge says such technology will mean trucks and cars will need fewer batteries in the future.

– Each truck driving on a river can have a smaller battery pack and have room for more cargo and batteries in the cargo. We estimate this can reduce the number of trips by more than five percent because the car’s battery capacity is not used.

BACTERIA-BLID: Tomorrow’s president, Liv Monica Bargem Stubholt, and Bellona’s president, Frederic Hauge, are planning both a new battery factory in Arendal and a river road.

– It will reduce costs

He says it will also mean a time saver because trucks don’t need charging time.

– This will reduce costs because the number of trucks can be reduced.

– Is it realistic at a time when there is talk of transport cost cuts?

– We depend on the authorities who see the possibilities, as they did in Sweden. Enova should be central, as today they pay for infrastructure recharging.

The battery factory project itself was inaugurated on Monday with the laying of the foundation stone by Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

A pilot project will first be carried out which, within a year, will produce one gigawatt per year with batteries.

The project became viable this summer when one billion crowns was raised. governmental SIVA he is also one of the main owners of a company that owns the factory building.

The factory will produce batteries and act as a test center.

Getting more environmentally friendly batteries is critical to success:

ARENDAL FACTORY: Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre shed light on the new battery factory in Arendal on Monday.

Morrow chairman of the board, Liv Monica Bargem Stubholt, says Morrow has a development program to reduce and eliminate the use of nickel, cobalt and other difficult battery materials.

– Morrow has developed solutions for an iron phosphate battery without the use of nickel and cobalt, which will be put into production at the pilot plant. In the long run, Morrow will develop and manufacture batteries in which manganese reduces nickel and removes cobalt, he says.

Here is the Swedish project

Project manager of the Swedish river road project near Örebro, Nicklas Broberg of the Swedish Traffic Administration, tells VG that they are currently at a stage where they will choose a contractor.

– We have come to the point where we are faced with that choice. It also determines which technique will be chosen.

He says they plan to build a river road, where electric trucks will receive charging from the road surface or from cables in the air, on a 2.1-mile stretch of the E20 between Hallsberg and Örebro.

Plans have been postponed somewhat, but Broberg says they’ve come this far to see it’s doable.

– The project is part of our national transport plan and it is realistic that it will be implemented.

Cheaper development of railways

There are various technologies: among other things, electric tracks under And Over the asphalt and go threads in the air.

In its presentation of electric roads, the Swedish Transport Administration writes that electric roads reduce the need for large batteries in cars.

They also write that the costs will be between NOK 10 and 30 million per kilometer of road, depending on the technology chosen.

They claim that it costs less, for example, than building a railway.

– Very exciting

Arendal Mayor Robert Nordli says the plans for the river roads are very exciting.

– We have already agreed that this road should be an exciting technology project with driverless electric trucks. Also, turning it into an electric road is so exciting that we want to see if it’s possible to make it.

He says they collaborate with various research circles and the Swedish road administration.

Support for charging

State Secretary Johan Vasara (AP) at the Ministry of Transport is positive about the plans and says that new technologies offer opportunities to develop the transport sector.

– The Ministry of Transport wants to make arrangements for the use of new and future-oriented technologies.

He points out that, among other things, they have a pilot project on driverless cars on a section of the E8 in Troms and Finnmark.

– Regarding the development of zero-emission technology, Enova has long contributed to supporting charging stations for which there is still no commercial base for this.

– Exciting

He says the government will present a charging strategy during the year, in which it will say something about how to create increasingly user-friendly charging stations for both passenger cars and heavy transport.

– When it comes to charging on the road and while driving, there are several interesting concepts that can be taken into account, but at the moment the ministry has no opinion on the choice of concrete solutions.

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