In what it says is the largest deployment of heavy-duty electric trucks to date, company Maersk Performance Team will add 300 Einride electric trucks to its North American network.
The trucks will be delivered between 2023 and 2025.
Einride’s electric trucks are being assembled to set specifications across the United States, according to the announcement. The initial batch of trucks are Class 8 8TT Gen 3 manufactured by BYD.
The trucks will be operated using Einride’s digital road freight operating system and charging solutions. This is the first large-scale use of the digital operating system, according to the companies. The freight mobility platform provides live information on emissions, energy consumption, location data, and more.
Based in El Segundo, California, Performance Team – A Maersk Company operates more than 60 fulfillment and fulfillment centers across North America. Last fall, Performance Team placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR electric trucks.
Maersk Growth invested in Einride in 2021 to accelerate the decarbonization of trucking. The partnership is now accelerating these efforts with the North America command. Maersk’s long-term goal in North America is to transition to an all-electric trucking fleet.
“Our customers are looking for tangible action on sustainable supply chains – not just conceptual,” said Vincent Clerc, CEO of Ocean & Logistics for AP Moller – Maersk. “Today’s order is an important step in building our end-to-end landside decarbonization base while addressing customer pain points in ground transportation.”