Sweden´s position has been confirmed by EU giving Kristina Edström at Ångström Laboratories the coordinator role for the EU Battery 2030+ project. Ref www.uu.se
Swedish industry has a long tradition of battery development and production recently shown by Alelion´s new facilities in Gothenburg ref. With the start of the Northvolt Labs in Västerås in the fall of 2019 Sweden will get a world class position also in the industrial R&D of Li Ion battery cells and their applications.
Sweden´s position in electrification as a whole is well established by companies as AB, Bombardier and Vattenfall. Swedish Research Institute RISE www.ri.se has extensive experience in battery R&D with focus on safety and will, with the new Electro Mobility Lab, SEEL, intended to start operation in Gothenburg and Nykvarn end 2020, be in a leading position for the future.