Read our annual report – out now!
New projects, a growing network and a great number of workshops, seminars and conferences. Read all about it in the annual report!
All clear for six new fuel cell projects
“The interest grows along with the market development” says Bertil Wahlund who leads the fuel cell tech watch.
Meet us at Almedalsveckan!
The future is electric – but how will we fill up our cars? Seminar in collaboration with Viktoria RISE.
Swedish attitudes to charge vehicles
New broadcast from the OmEV pod.
A research cavalcade on E-mobility Center Day 2017
Intense and interesting when all partners in Swedish Electromobility Center met to share ongoing research.
Fuel cell tech watch: Call for projects
Send your project description at the latest 10 May!
Electric vehicles a game changer for European manufacturing industry
How will work environment, skills requirements and labour market be affected by the automotive industry’s shift to manufacturing electric vehicles?…
In media: “Electric roads a better solution than everyone driving Tesla”
If everyone would buy a Tesla, or equivalent car, the social cost of car batteries would be very high. It is…
Sustainable transportation in focus during Canadian state visit
Elna Holmberg was one of the invited experts at a round table talk about sustainable transport during the recent Canadian state visit.
Students investigate “green” alternatives for electric machines
Eric Gamez and Tapas Sarangi model a vehicle induction machine to calculate performance and losses.
Japanese interest in Swedish electric roads
A delegation from the Japanese Nippon Expressway Research Institute Company visited Swedish Electromobility Centre last week.
New OmEV podcast: Battery lifetime
Battery expert explains Swedish Electromobility Centre’s project on fast charging and battery life.
Ph.D. Student Position: Modular Electric Machinery for Automotive Applications
The position is available at the Department of Electric Power and Energy Systems at KTH. The project aims at identifying…
Fuel cells on the agenda for Swedish Electromobility Centre
The interest in fuel cell technology is growing globally. The tech watch of fuel cells carried out by Swedish Electromobility Centre and Energiforsk now gets renewed financing . At the same time, fuel cells becomes a thematic research area for the Centre, which thereby broadens its network.
Call for Papers: Special Session on ERS solutions at ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017
2017 IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017), August 2-5, 2017, Harbin, China Special Session on ELECTRIC…
Introducing Swedish Electromobility Centre
SHC changes name to reflect the Centre’s width and role as a platform for e-mobility in Sweden.
SHC in media: The search for better batteries continues
“We will have to wait at least 10-15 years for a breakthrough for new chemistries”, says Patrik Johansson to NyTeknik magazine.
Reborn interest for fuel cells in the vehicle industry
Magnus Karlström comments on the conference Fuel Cell 2016.
Doctoral students had a look into the Scania of tomorrow
SHC’s doctoral network gathered at Scania to learn how the company works with electrification and what skills will be in demand in coming years.
A solid base for Next Generation Battery research
Some hundred participants attended the workshop “Next Generation Batteries” to learn more about tomorrow’s vehicle batteries.
SHC in media: Miljöfordon – framtidens transportmedel
“Reaching the 2030 goals is possible, says Anders Grauers to Inrikes magazine.
Leading researchers meet for next generation EV batteries
Next week, leading battery researchers meet in Gothenburg to discuss the latest advancements in battery technology. “Considering the breadth of…
Om EV: Podcast on electrified cargo bikes and light electric vehicles
The latest podcast from Om EV (Global watch of energy efficient vehicles) covers electrified cargo bikes and light electric vehicles….
Charging infrastructure the topic for SHC’s cross-thematic meeting
All SHC’s thematic groups met in Sandviken to discuss charging infrastructure and visit the newly opened electric road on E16….
Dedication and cooperation mark Japan’s transition to electrified transportation
Elna Holmberg shares her impressions from a study trip to Japan.
Thematic research focus: Mikael develops customized energy management for electric vehicles
Up-to-date information about weather and road conditions is matched with your vehicle’s specific conditions through a cloud service. That’s Mikael Askerdal’s vision of improved charge vehicle energy consumption
Cooperative adaptive cruise control – safe and energy efficient
“By cooperative energy management the overall fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 10 percent for automated vehicles”, says Nikolce Murgovski, Chalmers University of Technology.
Thematic research focus: Fran takes on the challenges of all-electric road transportation
Francisco Márquez Fernández investigates the industry’s questions on power transfer, aiming for an all-electric road transport system.
After the dissertation – SHC alumni tell their stories
Meet some of SHC’s former doctoral students who tell us about what they do today, and what significance the doctoral studies have had for their careers.
SHC finances twelve new research studies
Four million SEK to shorter studies on electric and hybrid vehicle technologies.
Thematic research focus: Matilda investigates swelling and pressure in vehicle batteries
Matilda Klett moves into largely unexplored territory in her study on battery usage and materials.
OMEV-podcast: Vehicle recycling
In the latest podcast from OMEV (Global watch of energy efficient vehicles) Chalmers researcher Maria Ljunggren Söderman explains today’s vehicle…
Wanted: Collboration partners for EU projects on green vehicles
SHC’s theme Electrical machines and drives is looking for collaboration partners for EU projects within the Horizon 2020 Programme.
Funding of international collaboration in PhD projects
One of SHC’s objectives for the current phase is to develop long term international cooperation with research centres similar to…
OMEV podcast: Battery safety
A discussion with Annika Ahlberg Tidblad, Scania CV AB.
Master thesis work proposal, Volvo GTT: Evaluation of resistance and capacity estimation functions
One objective with this thesis work is to evaluate existing proposals of estimation functions related to resistance and capacity.
Five questions for Göran Lindbergh
Meet Göran Lindbergh, leader of SHC’s theme Energy storage.
Global aspects on e-mobility on Roads to the Future 2016
Close to 200 participants gathered to hear about how e-mobility is enforced worldwide, when SHC’s conference Roads to the Future was held in Göteborg in May.
“Education vital for American adoption of energy efficient transportation”
Keith Hardy, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, shared his thoughts on how e-mobility can be deployed nationally and worldwide, at SHC’s conference Roads to the Future.
“Shared and intelligent mobility Singapore’s road to sustainable transportation”
Anshuman Tripathi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore explains how the country works towards sustainable transportation, at SHC’s conference Roads to the Future.
Electric car a good choice as the household’s “second car”
Researchers at Chalmers have used GPS data from 429 cars to study the driving pattern for households with one or…
OMEV-podcast: How can cities support the introduction of charge vehicles
A discussion with focus on charging infrastructure (Swedish).
Five questions for Mats Alaküla
The leader of SHC’s theme Electrical machines and drives, talks about the expectations on research and development over the next years.
Your grocery shopping shows how you drive
If you buy organic food, you are also better equipped to drive an electric car, according to a study made at Linköping University and VTI.
Great potential for charging of electric cars
One million electric cars could be charged at night with the electrical systems available today, according to researchers at Linköping University and VTI.
Call for smaller projects, April 2016
SHC’s partners are invited to submit proposals for small projects to develop and strengthen the research with new perspectives.
Intense discussions on BMS at SHC’s cross-thematic meeting
Battery Management Systems was on the agenda when SHC’s researchers and engineers got together to exchange views and experiences.
SHC researchers teach school children about future technologies
Jonas Fredriksson shows how to control and program a robot at the International Science Festival.
SHC’s annual report 2015 is here
2015 was an exciting year for SHC. Read all about it in the annual report!
Five questions for Jonas Fredriksson
Jonas Fredriksson is newly appointed leader of System studies and methodologies. We asked him about his expectations for SHC Phase III.
Listen to OMEV’s latest podcast
This time the podcast offers a discussion on analysis of future challenges and consequences for the transport system.
PhD thesis: Electrified engine air intake system: Modeling, optimization and control
This thesis from TU Eindhoven addresses the improvement of the vehicle fuel economy using two novel engine technologies.
Four questions for Anders Grauers
We asked SHC’s thematic area leaders about the expectations for SHC phase III. First up is Anders Grauers, leader of Vehicle analysis.
Latest OMEV pod: What to expect 2016?
The latest podcast discusses trends and expectations for energy-efficient vehicles.
SHC in media: ”Vätgas bästa vägen framåt för eldriften”
Fuel cells have the greatest potential to break the transport sector’s dependence on fossil fuels, says Göran Lindbergh in an article in Dagens Nyheter.
SHC in media: “Så kan Lunds bussnät elektrifieras”
A research team at Lund University has made a study of the possibility of replacing gas-operated buses with all-electric buses in Lund city traffic, reports LTH-nytt.
Hybridization gains ground among heavy vehicles
“A competitive advantage for Sweden”, says Anders Grauers, hybrid vehicle specialist at SHC.
Presentations from the Fuel Cell conference
The presentations form this year’s fuel cell conference are now available.
SHC researcher winner of international energy storage contest
Professor Patrik Johansson and his team at Chalmers University of Technology was chosen as one of four winners of the open innovation contest on energy storage initiated by chemicals manufacturing corporation BASF.
Energy efficiency and safety put to test at AstaZero
KTH researchers defied the rough weather to test their strategies in practice and obtain data for further research on energy consumption and safety.
Oskar Wallmark new Docent in Electric and Hybrid Drive Systems
See Oskar’s docent presentation on YouTube (link)-
Nikos’s prototype takes research one step closer to ultra-compact integrated motor drives
Experience from Tesla Motors and KTH Formula E-Racing made Nikolaos Apostolopoulos’s master thesis work very valuable for the research on ultra-compact integrated motor drives.
Research that stops the emission cheating
Researchers at Linköping University have solutions to the problems caused by standardized drive cycles.
Unique collaboration on fast charging of electric vehicles
PRESS RELEASE: A new SHC project can make fast charging possible for energy-optimized Li-ion batteries. Sweden’s largest automotive manufacturers and battery research groups collaborate in the project.
Intense technology focus in SHC phase III
Active collaboration and in-depth technical discussions are on the agenda when SHC enters its third phase in autumn 2015.
Podcast on electric buses and city planning
OMEVs pod is about noise and city buses, as well what impact the lower noise of electric buses can have on economy and urban planning.
Li-ion battery health estimated while driving
PRESS RELEASE Verena Klass, KTH, has developed a method to estimate the health of Li-ion batteries while driving, using the battery log data. The research breaks new ground in battery health estimation.
She studies the introduction of EVs in Swedish muncipalities
Martina Wikström studies the political and practical conditions for Swedish municipalities to introduce electric and hybrid vehicles in public fleets.
Lively debate at Nordic Electric Bus Initiatives
Charging infrastructure, batteries, expenses, purchasing and tenders for electric buses were topics for discussion for the seminar attendees.
Great potential for electric buses in public transport
Read GreenCharge’s report from their field test with electric buses.
New model for effective cooling of electric car batteries
Henrik Lundgren has created a model that makes the development of cooling concepts for large Li-ion batteries more effective. The work has been done together with Scania.
New control strategy reduces risk of accidents for electric cars
Daniel Wanner’s research makes it easier for the driver to stay in control of the vehicle in critical situations.
New methods for drive cycles – a powerful tool for vehicle development
Peter Nyberg presents methods for generating representative drive cycles and transforming existing cycles to meet specific conditions.
Reduced fuel consumption for diesel-electric powertrains with smart control strategies
Martin Sivertsson presents two different strategies for the optimization of a diesel-electric powertrain, with respect to response time or fuel consumption.
Report from SHC at EVS28, Seoul; Batteries & Energy Storage (Swedish)
The second report from EVS in Korea 2015 is about batteries and energy storage.
Report from SHC at EVS28; Hyundai Motor Groups strategi för framtida fordon
The first of the reports from EVS in Korea 2015 is about Hyundai Motor Groups’ strategy for future vehicles.
High level of inspiration at Vetenskapsrouletten
SHC’s manager Elna Holmberg reached the public with knowledge about new vehicle technologie at the International Science Festival.
Nordic enterprises to join forces at EVS28 in Korea
SHC and Volvo Construction Equipment are the Swedish delegates as fourteen enterprises from Denmark, Finland and Sweden join forces at EVS28 in Seoul.
Cost-efficiency of plug-in hybrids calculated a thousand times faster
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a new calculation method that dramatically reduces the time needed for the development of plug-in hybrid vehicles.
SHC at the International Science Festival 2015
Researchers form SHC participate when the International Science Festival takes science and research out on the streets of Gothenburg.
Cooperation researchers’ key to success
Four SHC projects with the common goal of safe and energy efficient electric vehicles using active systems, have recently started at KTH. – Cooperation increases the level of knowledge for all researchers and makes the work more efficient and enjoyable, says Jenny Jerrelind, leader of one of the projects.
Presentations from Energy Management seminar
The presentations from the seminar Energy management and hybrid vehicle dimensioning on 3 February are now available for download.
Shorter braking distance with new research
The braking distance of an electrified vehicle can be shortened considerably by raising and lowering the chassis while braking. The research results were presented recently in a doctoral thesis by Johannes Edrén.
Susanne Wilken’s research paves the way for safer large lithium-ion batteries
Problems with safety, cycle life and capacity grow with the size of lithium-ion batteries. In her doctoral thesis, Susanne Wilken emphasizes the need for a deeper understanding of the shortcomings of the batteries used today.
Presentations from “Technology watch of Fuel Cells” conference
The presentations from the conference “Technology watch of fuel cells” are now available for download.
Good reviews for SHC’s PhD course
The PhD course “System Development of Hybrid Vehicles” that was given by SHC this the autumn for the second time, received very good reviews by the participants.
Successful PhD network a hub for Swedish electric and hybrid vehicle research
The Doctoral student network for hybrid vehicle research brings together doctoral students from different areas and creates meetings with industry and research institutes.
Five questions for Rasmus Andersson
Rasmus Andersson will soon present his licentiate thesis, entitled ”Electric Traction Machine Design for Heavy Hybrid Vehicles” at Lund University. (Swedish)
Customized propulsion systems may lead to cheaper electric cars
Researchers from Chalmers have developed methods to dimensioning the battery size for different driver types and vehicle categories. This may help vehicle manufacturers to provide the right battery size for different costumers.
48v-system och laddinfrastruktur på höstens FFI Electromobility workshops
(Swedish) Höstens båda workshops inom FFI-projektet Electromobility – en studie av framtida teknik- och resursbehov, hölls nyligen i Varberg. Under två dagar kunde deltagarna lyssna och delta i diskussioner kring elektromobilitet.
Dialogue necessary for the design of cost effective electric machines
Present development processes of electric and hybrid electric road vehicles allow little room for dialogue between the powertrain designer and the designer of the electric machine. This calls for a new way of discussing specifications and requirements, say researchers from SHC and Chalmers
New Swedish record for KTH students in Shell Eco-marathon
The students’ electric car Elba repeated last year’s success by making a new Swedish record in the Urban Concept category. Elba’s record low energy consumption is equivalent to driving 180 kilometers to the cost of 0.11 Euro.
– We have to take action! Elna Holmberg at Energiutblick 2014.
SHC´s manager Elna Holmberg emphasized the need to take action to reach the goals for the future, at the Swedish Energy Agency conference Energiutblick 2014.
Smart driving attracted kids and adults
The visitors crowded around the electric vehicle simulator which SHC and Chalmers showed during the International Science Festival 2014. “Can you drive 1000 kilometers on one liter of gasoline?” asked the organizers.
Presentations from “Electric machine requirements for hybrid vehicles”
The results from the workshop on 23 April 2014 have been summarized. The summary and the presentations are now available…
SHC Doctoral Student Network spring meeting
Two days filled with activities concerning electrification of vehicles. This was the agenda at the recent meeting of the Doctoral Student Network for Swedish hybrid vehicle research.
Logged driving route can reduce energy consumption by 10 percent
PRESS RELEASE: For long distance driving, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles use the internal combustion engine more than necessary. SHC researcher…
Presentations from “Energy Management and Hybrid Powertrain Dimensioning”
A warm thank you to all participants at the well-visited workshop at Chalmers on 8 May 2014! Some of the…
Presentations from “Challenges with Electric Traction Drives for Vehicles”
Presentations from the seminar on 4 april 2014 are now available for download.
The complex nature of electrode/electrolyte interfaces explored with improved methodology
Katarzyna Ciosek Högström has been the first to apply an improved photoelectron spectroscopy methodology to study the electrode/electrolyte interface layers in Li-ion batteries.
The International Science Festival 2014
Several of SHC´s contributors will participate in The International Science Festival Gothenburg 2014. The event is the largest festival of knowledge in Sweden and one of the leading popular science events in Europe.
Better diagnostic performance with fewer sensors
Christofer Sundström has investigated the benefits of designing one single diagnosis system to monitor several vehicle components. The resulting methods make it much easier to detect a fault and determine its location.
Different views and experiences at Roads to the future 2014
“It takes two to tango” was the metaphor of the day at the SHC conference. The participants listened to different views on the shift towards hybrid and electric vehicles, and the experiences of Germany and Norway.
Sensorless control for reduced cost and improved reliability
Shuang Zhao has developed methods for sensorless control which can improve the reliability of the system of electric and hybrid vehicles and decrease the production cost.
Presentations and videos from Roads to the future 2014
The presentations from the SHC conference Roads to the future are now available for download.
Constructive discussions at workshop on Representative driving cycles
Some 20 participants from industry and academy gathered at Chalmers to attend the workshop Representative driving cycles.
Frisinger Award to Lars Nielsen
Lars Nielsen, professor of Vehicular Systems at Linköping University, has been awarded this year’s Frisinger Award of SEK 250,000. He receives it for his national and international successes in vehicular systems research and hybrid technology, and especially for his contributions to the research development of national hybrid technology within SHC.
3 million euro to research on future batteries
The Swedish Energy Agency invests about 3 M€ (30 MSEK) in research on future batteries in a number of projects…
Realism and visions at Nordbatt 2013
(Svenska) Framtida koncept för Li-ionbatterier, med särskilt fokus på förbättrade elbilsbatterier, var temat för den första nordiska batterikonferensen.
Structural batteries – a unique compromise for lighter electric cars
The weight of the battery is one of the largest obstacles to overcome for electric and hybrid vehicles. By using…
Energy efficiency attractive for heavy utility vehicles
Anders Grauers, drivline expert at SHC, recently talked at a workshop held by the Association of Heavy Vehicles.
Log data will provide relevant driving cycles for hybrids
Lars Nielsen, Professor at Linköping University, runs the project and is supervisor of one of the doctoral students. Lars says…
Four questions for Daniel Wanner
Daniel Wanner will shortly hold his licentiate seminar entitled “Faults and their influence on the dynamic behavior of electric vehicles”….
FFI Electromobility 2013
Some hundred participants from industry and academy met at Lindholmen Conference Centre on September 3rd, to hear about the research…
Barack Obama discussed fuel cells at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
During his visit to Sweden, Barack Obama met Göran Lindbergh, professor of applied electrochemistry at KTH Royal Institute of Technology…
Listen to participants from the FFI Electromobility research projects, hear about the challenges they have met with and the results…
Five questions for Sonja Tidblad Lundmark
She is one of the SHC researchers within the area of Electrical machines and drives, and takes an interest in…
Mahindra visited SHC
The Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra visited SHC at Chalmers yesterday, to learn about the hybrid and electric vehicle research and…
E-book release: Systems perspectives on electromobility
Are electric vehicles the road to the future? In the recently released e-book, the topic is discussed from various angles….
Double records for students’ energy-efficient vehicles
The two teams from KTH made new Swedish records in Shell Eco-marathon when the international student competition for energy-efficient vehicles…