Inauguration of the world’s first electric highway

The grand opening of the world’s first electric highway will take place June 22th, on E16 between Kungsgården and Sandviken in Gästrikland, Sweden. 

The interest during the building phase that started in November 2015 has been large. It is the first electric highway on public road in the world and the number of registered visitors on the opening day are reaching 300 people and we would especially like to invite media to this opening since we believe it will be quite an event. If you are interested please send an e-mail to

When?  June 22, 2016 11.00- 16.00
  Sandbacka Science park, Spångvägen 10 in Sandviken
  Grand opening. An exciting investment in sustainable transport for the future.

Join the media bus to the electric highway
Because the E16 is a European highway, with high demands on security due to high speed and high transport load, the inauguration will take place at Sandbacka Science park. On Sandbacka there will be an exhibition, seminars and a panel discussion between high-level decision makers in Sweden. Given the limited access to the demonstrator, it is on the E16, we will broadcast live from the demonstration site during the opening. It can be viewed at Sandbacka Science park and on

Enabling the possibility for media to be “on-site” during the opening a bus will take you to the parking space, adjacent to the electric highway, and back to Sandbacka science park. During the opening safety is our top priority and the parking space is therefore closed to all other traffic. Another possibility to watch the events is on the bridge, located above the electric highway. The bus will take you there as well. The bridge is also closed to traffic during the opening ceremony. We will provide safety vests for you and your host on the bus is Kristin Nylander, press service, Region Gavleborg.

If you are interested in joining the media please send an e-mail to


11:00 to 16:00 The electric highway enablers* exhibit at Sandbacka science park, Sandviken, Sweden

13:00 to 13:30 Presentation of the project Elväg E16
The Swedish Transport Administration, Region Gavleborg, Scania and Siemens.

13:45 to 14:30 Panel Discussion
Anna Johansson, Minister for Infrastructure, Ibrahim Baylan, Minister of Coordination and Energy, Lena Erixon, General Director of The Swedish Transport Administration, Erik Brandsma, General Director of Swedish Energy Agency, Per Bondemark Director of Purchasing SSAB and President of The Swedish Shippers' Council and, Eva Lindberg, Chairman of the Regional Excecutives, Region Gavleborg. Moderator: Anders Tollmar Region Gavleborg.

15:00 (approx) Inauguration of the electric highway.  We broadcast live from the electric highway on E16.
Trafikverket, Energimyndigheten, Vinnova, Scania, Siemens och Region Gävleborg. Boliden, Elsäkerhetsverket, Ernsts Express, Gävle Energi, Gävle Hamn, Gästrike Räddningstjänst, Handelshögskolan, Högskolan i Gävle, KTH, Länstyrelsen Gävleborgs län, Midroc, Mellansveriges Logistiknav, Ovako, Outokumpu, PEAB, Polisen, Ramudden, Sandbacka park, Sandnet, Sandvik, Sandviken Energi, Sandvikens kommun, SOS Alarm, SSAB, Stora Enso, Viktoria Swedish ICT, Transportstyrelsen, Tyrens, VTI och WSP.



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