Harry Frank received the scholarship from the Swedish Road Administration's Director General Lena Erixon at the year's Transport Forum in Linköping, which began on Wednesday. Electric road transport could solve several of today's problems with long-distance freight transport, including reducing society's dependence on fossil fuels that cause carbon dioxide emissions. Moreover, the electric motor is much more effective than the internal combustion engine, as it requires less energy.
Against this background, Professor Harry Frank will make an initial problem formulation regarding how to electrify long-distance freight transport on Sweden's roads. The work will be highlighted from several perspectives such as economics, law and technology and the environment.
Sweden has a unique opportunity to realize the electrification of our road haulage through companies such as Scania, Volvo Trucks, ABB, Balfour Beatty Rail, Vattenfall, Ericsson and others. This will be paid special attention in the work of Professor Harry Frank.
The Swedish National Road Administration's Jubilee Foundation was formed in connection with the Swedish Road Administration's 150th anniversary in 1991. This foundation will promote research and development within the SRA's field of activity. Since 1991, 20 fellowships have been awarded. Director General Lena Erixon is Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Further information is provided by the Jubilee Fund's trustee: Lecturer Hans Ingvarsson, Swedish Road Administration, Headquarters, Borlänge, tel 0243 - 756 88 or 070 - 688 85 68.