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Automotive in Sweden

Smart, robust, reliable. Sweden’s automotive industry is one of the most innovative and dynamic in the world. Sweden hosts an automotive ecosystem attracting companies from worldwide eager to work with or alongside national champions like Volvo and Scania.

Sweden’s rich vehicle manufacturing heritage offer a winning environment for automotive operations – whether production, software development, safety systems, components supply, testing or R&D. As technology revolutionizes vehicles and the way they are produced, manufacturers are seeing the potential of localizing production to regions with highly skilled labour and expertise in mobile communications systems, connectivity and automation.

Sweden has an abundant supply of green and reliable electric energy with the lowest prices in Europe. Combine this with the availability of suitable sites and it makes Sweden the perfect localization of production of batteries and battery materials. In Northern Sweden you will find Northvolt constructing a Gigafactory for production of Li Ion batteries with the ambition to build the worlds´ GREENEST BATTERIES.

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As an international tech leader, Sweden is a strategic location for developers of ICT-based automotive applications and research leaders who are developing the transport solutions of tomorrow. It is also a preferred destination for auto testing thanks to state-of-the-art testing facilities for vehicles and components in all climates and conditions – from sub-zero Arctic Lapland to simulated desert heat. 

Collaboration potential

Manufacturers and developers looking for ways to optimize or create new high-performance and sustainable automotive materials and technologies can find numerous opportunities in Sweden. You can partner with leading experts and tap into Swedish strengths in auto safety, autonomous cars and vehicle connectivity. You can connect with knowledge-driven product developers. And you can cooperate with one of Sweden’s numerous niche and high-tech suppliers.

Potential exists for collaboration with Swedish and other international companies already in Sweden, such as Chinese automaker Geely, which has built a bespoke development and design centre, and Bosch, which has created an automotive software facility.

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Leading the way in renewables

As European number one for renewable energy use in transport, Sweden is currently heading towards its target of a zero-carbon vehicle fleet by 2030. The country is thus a natural choice for green vehicle development.

Innovators in Sweden are developing new technologies for driverless cars, renewable fuels, electric transmissions and vehicle connectivity. Why not join them?

Source: Eurostat, FKG

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