Thematic area Environment and Society investigates the electrified vehicle from a societal and environmental perspective. The research gather data for and analyzes drive patterns and requirements for vehicles and infrastructure, for different types of mobility and transport services. The work also covers aspects relating to policy and the gradually more important role of electromobility in the transportation system, e.g. through studies of how different actors influence ongoing development and the mechanisms that govern how they interact. Other topics of interest are principles and solutions for achieving long-term sustainability by circular material flows for the required hardware, as well as mapping and assessing the environmental impact over the life cycle of the technical systems, for example manufacturing and recycling of batteries and electrical machines.
Get a glimpse of what our theme leaders are doing within the Swedish Electromobility Centre and get to know the amazing people behind our center. Magnus Blinge is a theme leader for Electromobility in society. The video is in Swedish.