Inzile was founded in 2012 by three entrepreneurs with a strong desire to change the work vehicle sector. The vehicles — currently the two models Pro4 Work and Pro4 Van — represent a fossil-free, modular transport and service solution developed to allow heavy construction and logistics in urban areas. The Pro4 light truck has the characteristics of the large truck. Thanks to its small format, it’s easy to use for work and distribution in cities, residential and industrial areas, and loads up to one metric ton.
Velove works to improve city logistics through an electric cargo bike and a containerization system. The Armadillo cargo cycle offers ultra-efficient transport solutions that replaces vans and cars being used for last mile deliveries. Its size makes it drivable on bike paths without causing problems for cyclists. The bike only uses six percent of the
electricity needed by a small electric van when doing the same deliveries, and only uses seven percent of the material resources of a small van when produced.
Photo: Sofia Sabel/imagebank.sweden.se
Einride is an Autonomous Electric Transport
(AET) solution consisting of an intelligent
shipping platform and autonomous, all-electric transport vehicles, so-called Pods. The Pods are equipped with specialized modular trailers for pallets, timber, perishable goods, and anything else you need to ship. They are coordinated by an intelligent routing software that integrates customer data, traffic data, and so on to optimize delivery time, battery life and energy consumption. The company sets
out to make the movement of goods more
intelligent: emission-free, safe, cost-effective, and sustainable. Einride’s AET system has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 90 percent and operating costs by up to 60 percent.
In 2018, Volvo introduced their first all-electric trucks – the Volvo FL Electric and the Volvo FE Electric. Electrifications is a natural next step for a company that has seen environmental care as a core value since the 1970s. Since then air pollutants from Volvo trucks have been reduced by up to 90 percent, and fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 40 percent. In parallel with
electrification, Volvo Trucks also use hybrid
technology and alternative fuels such as
liquified natural gas.
Photo: Volvo Trucks
Uniti’s light-weight electric city cars are made
from composite materials and optimized for
energy and resource efficiency, safety, and
manufacturing scalability. Uniti started as
an open innovation research project at Lund
University that focused on finding ways to
improve the societal and environmental impact of mobility. First deliveries of the Uniti One are planned for mid-2020. With a range of 190 miles, the car seats three, with the driver alone and central at the front and two passenger seats in the rear.
Photo: Karl-Fredrik von Hausswolff/Uniti
In the heartland of Sweden, you will find the
world’s first stretch of electric public road for
heavy trucks. The trials began in June 2016.
If the results are positive, we are likely to
see larger transport routes all over Sweden
becoming electrified. E16 Sandviken is a
1.2 miles stretch of freeway that is lined with
poles that support overhead electric cables.
When the trucks pass under the cables, a
so-called pantograph connects to the truck
and automatically injects power to the system. If there is no electricity to connect to, the vehicle is powered by its usual engine.
Photo: Tobias Ohls
A lambda sensor is an electronic device that
measures the proportion of oxygen in a gas
or liquid. Volvo became the first automobile
manufacturer to employ this technology in
1976. Their Lambda Sond meant a reduction
of harmful exhaust emissions by 90 percent.
And nearly 40 years on virtually every car with
a gasoline engine has a Lambda Sond fitted.
Photo: Volvo Cars
Urskog is a modern Swedish riding concept
returning to one of our oldest materials, wood. The naked wood makes each board unique like the tree rings of the surface. Urskog is always made in Sweden out of responsibly harvested veneers. The wood represents a reflection of the past, while the boards represent a sustainable and fun way for people to move about.
Walleräng manufactures hand-made modular electric bikes in Sweden. The electrification of a modular cargo system allows you to transport not only yourself, but also the things you need at different times. Nearly all prefabricated bikes come equipped with predetermined
components while the Walleräng flexible system tenders to a long list of transportation needs. For when you go to the store, a bag that carries your groceries and fits perfectly on your rear carrier. Or for your commute to work, straps on the front carrier that secure your laptop or handbag.