What needs do electrified vehicles and work machines such as cars, buses and excavators have of energy supply and how does this need coincide with the demand for electricity for properties? How can local electricity production, for example from larger solar cell installations, be used and how can synergies between local energy storage and the electricity grid be created? A project consortium will now investigate this in the district Forsåker in Mölndal.


There are several large urban development projects underway within Region Västra Götaland, where up to 100,000 homes and thousands of workplaces, trading places and businesses are planned by 2030. At the same time, society is facing a major restructuring of the energy system where fossil fuels are to be phased out and replaced by an increased amount of renewable energy and society is facing increased needs for electricity.

For all urban development projects, the issue of energy is an important aspect linked to the climate issue, infrastructure for energy supply, living environment and mobility. Mobility services and the electrification of construction sites as well as the electrification of heavy vehicles are examples of new investments or needs where there is still a lack of knowledge, competence and tools to manage how these interact with buildings.

A project consortium has been granted funds from the Västra Götaland Region to carry out a feasibility study where scenarios of what happens when an increasingly electrified vehicle and machine fleet makes demands on and cooperates with the real estate sector and the energy system's infrastructure in urban development projects, will be analyzed.

The aim is to increase knowledge and competence about how mobility services, electrification of heavy vehicles and construction sites place new and increased demands on the electricity system and how these interact with the properties' needs and possibilities for local electricity production and storage.

In the preliminary study, the consortium will also develop competence to be able to plan for and work with issues related to electrification, energy supply and climate impact at district level in the early stages, which should be able to be used and transferred to other urban development projects in the region.

Bengt Dahlgren Gothenburg, Mölndal Energi and Johanneberg Science Park are responsible for and lead the implementation of the project.

Project: ScALES
Johanneberg Science Park, Charge Node, Göteborgsregionen, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet, Mölndal Energi, Mölndala Fastighets AB, Volvo Cars, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Energy, Volvo Penta, Västtrafik, Wallenstam.

The innovation development in Forsåker aims to create added value with smart solutions for both residents and businesses and to create an attractive district. Behind Innovation Forsåker are Mölndal Energi AB, Mölndala Fastighets AB and Johanneberg Science Park. Read more

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For more information, please contact;

Rickard Malm, Project leader

+46 736 20 29 46