State-owned research institute Rise, together with Volvo, Scania and Chalmers will construct three testing facilities for electrical technology in transport, writes DN. The project which goes under the name Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory (Seel) will cost SEK 1.3 billion to develop and is intended to be a “test bed for electric mobility.” “This will be an important tool for the Swedish automotive industry to lead the global development towards increased sustainability,” says Minister for Enterprise, Industry and Innovation, Ibrahim Baylan (S).
The largest of the three facilities is being built in Säve on Hisingen in Gothenburg. With an area of 13,000 square meters, the facility is intended to meet the needs of developers of heavy and light vehicles, trucks and buses, construction machinery, aircraft and ships. The facilities will also be available to other companies and are intended to function as a so-called “open platforms” where business, researchers, and students can meet.