Potential för utsläppsminskningar från elektrifiering av godstransporter på Europavägar


We summarize the potential for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases from heavy freight vehicles (over 3.5 ton) if the Swedish E-road network and the national roads with greatest traffic volumes were electrified. We analyze four scenarios. In the main scenario, emissions are reduced by about 52 percent compared to the total emissions in 2017 at 3 326 kton CO2. A simple calculation of the socio-economic profitability of the emissions reduction indicates that at the prevailing carbon tax rate of 1,15 SEK per kg CO2 (ca 0,11 EUR per kg CO2), and given a “low” investment cost of 20 mSEK per km road (1.9 mEUR per km road), it would be profitable to electrify highway E4 in  Stockholm county, and E6 in Skåne county. The marginal cost of electrifying the entire E4 from Stockholm to Skåne, and E6 from Skåne to the border with Norway would be 2,38 SEK per kg CO2 (0,23 EUR per kg CO2). Before decisions about investments are made, a more through cost-benefit analysis should be made, however.



Electric Road Systems Conference (ERSC2020)

Welcome to the 4th Electric Road Systems Conference (ERSC2020), 12–13 May 2020 in Lund, Sweden

Via Nordica 2020

VTI participates at Via Nordica 2020 in Malmö 10–12 June 2020. The congress is organised by the Nordic Road Association (NVF).

ICTTP 2020

ICTTP, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, is held in Gothenburg, Sweden.



VTI part of Swedish-Indian collaboration for increased traffic safety

More than 150,000 traffic-related fatalities occur annually in India. Cooperation between Swedish and Indian companies and institutions is now being formed to greatly reduce these. The lessons learned will be utilized for development needs in different parts...


Cherish the support for congestion charges

The introduction of a congestion charge in Stockholm had the intended effect of reducing congestion - even long term.  And after the introduction of the charges the public support steadily increased. This success story has attracted extensive interest from...


The Pedestrian Perspective in new projects

Two projects focusing on safety for pedestrians have recently commenced at VTI: Smart Urban Traffic Zones and Safety for Pedestrians. There are links to the ongoing EU project VIRTUAL – for which Research Director Astrid Linder is the coordinator.


Improved lighting for pedestrians and cyclists

Together with Lund University, researchers from VTI will study how outdoor lighting can improve the quality of walking and cycling trips at dusk and darkness.


VTI and SAFER are organising the world’s largest traffic and transport psychology conference in Gothenburg

In August 2020, VTI and SAFER are organising the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP) in Gothenburg. ICTTP is held every four years, and this year is the seventh conference.


Kilometre tax is expected to have the greatest environmental impact

How can environmentally differentiated charges and other policy instruments reduce the freight transports' environmental impact? VTI has participated in a research project on this subject.