Electric and autonomous shipping company announces expansion

Einride vehicle parked next to the Brandenburg Gate

Freight mobility technology company Einride, which provides digital, electric and autonomous shipping, has expanded into Germany. 

Through its freight mobility platform Einride Saga, the company already operates a large fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks in Sweden and the US, where Einride partners with industry giants such as Lidl Sweden, Maersk and Oatly.

It is launching in Germany with several partners, including Electrolux. Operations with Electrolux follow a successful partnership in Sweden and are expected to reduce CO2 emission by 92% compared to driving with diesel, it says. 

Other Einride partners have seen a similar decrease while matching the cost of diesel. 

Robert Falck, founder and CEO of Einride, said: “We have the opportunity and technology to bring the biggest change to the freight industry since the invention of the internal combustion engine and are ready to join forces with local partners to make transportation history.” 

Einride will initially set up a regional office in Berlin. In addition to the German capital focus, logistical hubs in Hamburg and the Ruhr Area will also be built.

It also says that a charging grid along Germany's most important commercial routes and neighbouring trade regions will be installed.

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