Production of the next generation powertrains in Sweden
The goal of the project is to create the required conditions for continuous innovation and developments connected to electric powertrains and efficient value chains to facilitate the production of the new generation of electric powertrains to take place in Sweden, and not through, e.g., outsourcing.
Road transport has significant environmental impacts through emissions of acidifying gases, ozone precursors and many other pollutants which also cause negative effects to human health. Its large emission of carbon dioxide is also the largest contributor to the greenhouse effect. The requirements for the control of emissions from vehicles with internal combustion engines will only be intensified within the coming few years. The trend is the increasing adoption of various forms of electrically propelled vehicles, initially with an increased proportion of hybridization and eventually an accelerating domination of electric cars. In several parts of the world, especially in China, there are many forms of incentive for the establishment of production of electric vehicles to take place domestically. It is highly predictable that we are approaching a technological shift/disruption that is switching internal combustion engines to electric powertrains. This will demand Swedish automotive industry to put into major efforts to make themselves ready to switch production to other products than those which are being produced today.