Participating organizations in the WiCh project are; City of Stockholm Environment and Health Administration, Göteborgs Gatu AB (Gatubolaget), Viktoria Swedish ICT, Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Test Site Sweden at Lindholmen Science Park and Vattenfall. The project is made possible by grants provided by the Swedish Energy Agency.
City of Stockholm, Environment and Health Administration
The City of Stockholm’s Environment and Health Administration, MF, is the authority responsible for the environmental health of the City. The environmental work in the City is guided by the Environment Program and Stockholm’s Action Program on Climate Change (SACC). The long-term target is for Stockholm to continue to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases at the same rate as between 1990 and 2005, thus achieving the goal “Fossil Fuel Free City 2050”. Stockholm’s work with clean vehicles is internationally recognised and has been awarded and short-listed for several international prizes, e.g. Civitas Award, Osmosis Award, European Green Fleet award, Global Energy award etc. In 2010 Stockholm and Vattenfall began a large national procurement of electric vehicles gathering 296 organisations purchasing 5000 EVs.
Göteborgs Gatu AB
The business idea of Göteborgs Gatu AB is to provide eco-friendly vehicles and transportation solutions for the employees of Gothenburg city aiming to create a clean and safe city. The fleet consists of 2100 vehicles, ranging from small passenger cars to heavier transportation vehicles. Over 92 % of these vehicles fulfill the Swedish classification for clean vehicles. Göteborg Gatu AB is responsible for the whole life chain of these vehicles, from purchasing to support and repair of the cars and finally selling after the rental is finished. Göteborg Gatu AB participates in a number of projects aimed at developing new sustainable transportation solutions. During the following years focus lies on electric cars.
Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority is an authority under the Ministry of the Environment with national responsibility within the areas of nuclear safety, radiation protection and nuclear non-proliferation. The Authority works proactively and preventively in order to protect people and the environment from the undesirable effects of radiation, now and in the future. We continually strive for development through continuous improvements based on established standards to maintain quality and standards to protect natural and working environments.
Test Site Sweden at Lindholmen Science Park
Test Site Sweden is a neutral meeting place for joint research projects within the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) area. The projects have a focus on environmental issues, vehicle safety and logistics. Test Site Sweden is developing test and demonstration environments in Sweden to support the development of sustainable transport systems. Through Test Site Sweden Sweden’s know-how in automotive- and environment skills can be profiled internationally. Test Site Sweden is a program within Lindholmen Science Park, which is an international Science Park focusing on three areas; “mobile internet”, “intelligent vehicles and transport systems”, and “modern media and design”. In the environment of Lindholmen Science Park stakeholders from the business, university and public sectors collaborate. The projects carried out within Lindholmen Science Park are characterized by cross-border cooperation, both in terms of competence, organization and between countries.
Vattenfall is the fifth largest electricity producer in Europe and has operations in Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Denmark and Sweden. In 2006 Vattenfall launched a new business area called E-mobility. The main operations for E-mobility is to provide the transport sector with renewable energy produced by solar, wind and water in order to reduce greenhouse gases and meet future environmental requirements. Vattenfall is involved in a number of demonstration projects for electric vehicles, in Germany in collaboration with BMW and in Sweden with AB Volvo and Scania. We are also developing a plug-in hybrid system for the V60 PHEV together with Volvo Cars. Vattenfall has an interest in participating in the development of future charging infrastructure systems and are aiming at introducing more sophisticated smart grid solutions and local load management systems. Our goal is to take part in the paradigm shift from fossil fuel to green electricity for the transport sector and to work for a sustainable society.’
Viktoria Swedish ICT
Viktoria Swedish ICT is a non-profit research institute dedicated to enable sustainable mobility by use of information and communication technology (ICT). The overall aim is to contribute to a worldwide development that takes care of the great challenges for the automotive and transport sector; oil dependency, accidents, and impact on climate and environment. Our research is mainly directed towards four application areas close to the automotive and transport, energy and communication industries; cooperative systems, digitalization strategy, electromobility and sustainable transports. We are a fast growing organization that presently includes about 40 researchers with competences and experiences from areas like informatics, systems engineering, communication, automotive and transportation business. Our projects are performed in close cooperation with users and we can thus develop innovative services that from the start are prepared for commercial use.
Swedish Energy Agency
The Swedish Energy Agency is the national authority for energy policy issues. The Agency’s mission is to promote development of the Swedish energy system, so that it will become ecologically and economically sustainable. One objective of the Agency’s work is to develop Swedish production technology for carbon dioxide-neutral motor fuels, with a high overall production efficiency. A second objective is to contribute to the continued development of the country’s successful automotive industry, which also includes the production of energy-efficient vehicles. It is important that Sweden is a driving force in this work, in order to be able to influence EU harmonization of new specifications and requirements for motor fuels and vehicles. The Agency is financing several large research projects covering the entire chain from cultivation of raw materials for biobased motor fuels to the use of new fuels, and electric powertrains.