For now it is just over a kilometer and a half long, but once completed it will cover more than 4.5 kilometers. At first glance Smartroad Gotland is simply a road, but in reality it hides the project that could forever reduce “range anxiety” in those who drive electric vehicles.
It's the world's first wireless electric road capable of charging electric vans and buses on the go. Today it already connects the airport to the center of Visby on the idyllic island of Gotland, an eco-municipality in the middle of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Latvia.
Fleets of long-haul heavy trucks significantly benefit from the solution developed by the Israeli company ElectReon, as it eliminates the need for heavy, expensive batteries as well as stops for recharging.