Maersk & Einride to partner on electric trucking in USA
The Danish shipping company Maersk and Sweden’s tech company Einride have forged extensive cooperation in the USA. Einride will provide Maersk with 300 electric trucks between 2023 and 2025.
The trucks will electrify Maersk’s North American warehousing, distribution and transport business in selected US cities. Over the five-year contract period, more than one million transports are to be handled emission-free. Maersk will also have access to 150 charging stations and connectivity services linked to Einride’s Saga operating system.
The partnership marks Einride’s first major expansion in the US, following the company’s launch of operations in New York City in November 2021. The collaboration will see Einride’s digital freight system deployed on a large scale for the first time. “This is one of the biggest deals ever made to make transportation sustainable, and it comes at a critical time,” comments Robert Falck, CEO of Einride.
Einride’s connected electric trucks are assembled in the US according to pre-determined specifications. The first batch are Class 8 trucks of the 3rd generation 8TTs, manufactured by BYD in California.
Maersk Growth participated in a Series B funding round from Einride in May 2021, completing the partnership between Maersk and Einride. In total, the Swedish startup raised over 110 million US dollars (approx. 90 million euros).