Sweden has a long history of sustainable transport. In addition to biofuels, Sweden has dedicated resources to the development and implementation of electric car technologies, batteries, charging infrastructure and fuel cells.
The transport sector is facing enormous challenges in the global perspective while fuel prices continue to steadily rise. The need of sustainable modes of transport is becoming increasingly critical in urban areas all over the world. Swedish companies are strongly committed to offering cutting-edge solutions across all modes of transport.
Sweden has a strong automotive industry as well as a commitment to stopping emissions from its vehicle fleet. An interesting cluster that was formed after the project Transport 2030 was the Forum for innovation in the transport sector. This is a unique platform comprising the leading transport companies in Sweden which, through collaboration, are developing sustainable transport systems. Since public sector and private actors began working throughout the entire innovation process, new transport solutions have emerged. This has spawned new, innovative businesses and industrial development.
Sweden is home to one of the major test sites for the European Commission's Green Corridors initiative and for other, similar innovative projects. One of the projects dealing with road freight issues is KNEG (Climate Neutral Freight Transportation) in which a large number of companies, researchers, organisations and government agencies have joined forces to work towards the shared goal of reducing the climate impact of goods transportation on Swedish roads.
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