Integrated Electric Long-Haul Truck & Charger System Development - A Feasibility Study (E-Charge)
Research Project, 2020 – 2021

 The purpose is to address and describe the broad, complex system issues and pioneering developing efforts necessary for realizing the technologies and systems allowing high power charging from chargers into trucks, thereby enabling long haul, electrified transport systems with reduced energy consumption and emissions, all to an acceptable cost. The aim is to describe areas needing further research and what can be initially demonstrated in research issues needing further in a follow up main project focussing on high power stationary charging for long haul, electrified transports. Expected results and effects: System, component and technology challenges and concepts as well as potential additional stakeholders for the main R&I project have been identified. The project will start an activity that will go on for many years after 2030 in line with the EU White Paper 2011. In the long run the project will have contributed to that Swedish vehicle manufacturers hold a world leading position with sustainable transport solutions and have reached an increased energy efficiency in kWh/tonne kilometer by 2030. Approach and implementation: The feasibility study will be structured in vertical (V), in competition, and horizontal (H), in common, work packages. Mechanisms for the connections between and within these work packages, securing the filtering of business-critical information, and making R&D results available that will contribute to the over-all system optimization with an effective architecture and harmonized interfaces between the system elements in an iterative process involving all project partners will be established.


Anders Grauers (contact)

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control


Lindholmen science park AB

Gothenburg, Sweden

Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

Scania CV AB

Södertälje, Sweden

Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden



Project ID: 2020-04812
Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2021

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