News about granted funds for stage 4

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Swedish Energy Agency has granted Swedish Electromobility Centre, SEC, funds for Stage 4, which runs from 1 July 2019 and four years to come. This gives us the opportunity to continue the Swedish Electromobility Centres important work to act as a catalyst for new vehicle technology.

Our mission is to continue to contribute to sustainable mobility by developing strategically important knowledge and expertise in the electric and hybrid vehicle area to strengthen and support the Swedish automotive industry. In stage four, we will focus on five thematic areas: system studies and methods, electrical machines, drive systems and charging, energy storage (including fuel cells), electromobility in society and collaboration between vehicles and the electricity grid. The centre will strengthen cross-border research and collaboration between industry and academia. The goal is to make the vehicle fleet more energy efficient with a more gentle environmental impact.

“Starting this year, the SEC is expanding its focus to powerfully including the power grid impact of electric vehicles. It’s very exciting. An electric vehicle fleet of the extent that we will have within the next 10 years has a significant impact not only on energy outlets from the electricity system but also on power balance and, not least, the interaction with renewable electricity production. The SEC takes the overall responsibility that will affect both the charging infrastructure and the grid components as well as the country’s electricity generation ”. – Mats Alaküla, theme manager for Electric machines and fuel.