National Competence Center at Lindholmen Science Park
Volvo Cars (Ford) invests totally $1,4 billions over five years within hybrid research
Volvo Truck also have their hybrid R&D center in Göteborg
Swedish Hybrid Technology Alternatives Parallel Series Power split Gear EM Battery ICE EM Battery Generator ICE ICE Generator Battery Planetary gear EM
Swedish Hybrid Technology Competences Internal Combustion Engine Transmission Electric motors Power electronics Energy buffer Control Hybrid technology Simulation Packaging Weight issues ICE Generator Battery Planetary gear EM
High expenditure on R&D 2004, percent of GDP Source: IMD, World Competitiveness Yearbook 2006
Competitive salary levels 2006, gross salaries, Zürich index 100 Source: UBS, ”Prices and earnings”, 2006.
High labor productivity 2000-2004, annual average productivity increase in manufacturing Source: US Department of Labor, 2006