Einride Enables the Switch to Sustainable Freight in the UK

In News2 MinutesBy Gavin MyersApril 28, 2023

Freight mobility company Einride has announced the expansion of its operations into the United Kingdom to offer a cost-effective, decarbonised way to transport goods.

Around 1.4 billion tonnes of goods are transported around the UK by road each year, and road haulage is responsible for more than 20% of domestic carbon emissions. The UK Department for Transport is currently looking to build a sustainable future of freight, where goods are moved through cost-efficient, reliable, resilient, seamless and net zero means.

The entry into the UK market will see Einride establish a regional freight mobility grid along the M1, M5 and M6, between the major metropolitan cities of London, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. The starting point will be the Midlands’ ‘golden logistics triangle’, which lies within four hours’ drive of 90% of the British population and contains a significant share of the country’s logistics and warehousing facilities.

Einride’s first commercial partner in the UK, PepsiCo, will have an initial deployment using Einride connected electric trucks between its Walkers manufacturing sites in Leicester and Coventry. Over the three-year partnership, the truck fleet, powered by Einride’s intelligent Saga platform, will cover more than 1.2 million kilometres previously powered by fossil-fuels, reducing the equivalent of over 1600 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

As in other markets, Einride’s UK freight ecosystem will operate on a grid that is planned, optimised and monitored through the Einride Saga platform. The grid concept simplifies freight management over long distances and removes inefficiencies that are otherwise typical for the industry, with smart handovers meaning goods don’t have to be delayed due to battery recharges or a change in driver. Einride takes overall responsibility for all logistical touchpoints, from intelligent software to reliable charging infrastructure and maintenance services, to provide a holistic and high-quality service.

The launch follows Einride’s 2022 expansion into Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway. The company also operates heavy-duty electric freight in Sweden and the US.