Overview of ERS concepts and complementary technologies

  • Martin G. H. Gustavsson
  • Hinrich Helms
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The implementation of ERS at national and international levels is likely to work together with the application of other solutions for cleaner transportation. This report therefore contains descriptions and comparisons of complementary technologies.

There are several ongoing studies and demonstration projects on Electric Road Systems (ERS) in Germany, Sweden and around the world which have the aim to explore different techniques for energy transfer and different use cases. The various ERS technologies have different maturity, and each ERS solution has its own advantages and disadvantages. To ensure a common ground for a collaboration it is fruitful to have an assessment of different ERS concepts, including an overview of international ERS activities.