Trucks will be operated using Einride’s digital road freight operating system and charging solutions
AP Moller-Maersk (Maersk) will add 300 electric trucks to its North America network – making it the largest heavy-duty electric truck deployment to date.
The trucks will be delivered between 2023-2025 for use by Maersk’s North American warehousing, distribution and transportation business called Performance Team, a Maersk Company.
The trucks will be operated using Einride’s digital road freight operating system and charging solutions. They will operate as part of Performance Team’s Road freight network.
“Maersk has a comprehensive decarbonisation plan in motion for our Ocean activities which represent 93% of all company-related emissions. This order marks the expansion of our ambitions to cover all services across transport modes,” commented Vincent Clerc, CEO, Ocean & Logistics, AP Moller-Maersk.
Einride’s e-trucks are assembled to set specifications throughout the U.S. The partnership will initiate the first large-scale use of Einride’s digital road freight operating system. This technology centralises decision-making by providing data integration with full transparency across the electromobility spectrum.
“Not only is the road freight industry responsible for close to 8% of all global CO2 emissions – a number that will continue to grow if cost-effective change is not made today – but you also have a world that is more aware than ever before about the urgent need to shift to electric,” remarked Robert Falck, CEO, Einride. Maersk’s long-term goal in North America is to move toward a fully electric trucking fleet to offer customers an environmentally friendly alternative for short-haul trucking.