Distributed Energy Resources - March 30, 2022
A.P. Moller-Maersk Electrifies Heavy-Duty Road Freight
A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) partnered with Einride, a Swedish freight technology company, that will provide its freight mobility platform to Maersk. The solution includes 300 Einride connected electric trucks.
Einride will deliver the connected electric trucks between 2023-2025 and electrify Maersk’s North American warehousing, distribution and transportation business in select U.S. cities.
The deal marks the first step in the long-term strategic partnership, which reaffirms Maersk’s commitment to be net zero across its business and value chain by 2040. In the near future, Maersk North America will be charging its entire fleet with 100% renewable electricity and will have the ability to offer customers an environmentally friendly alternative for short-haul trucking.
By leveraging Einride’s freight mobility offerings, which include capacity as a service and software as a service, Maersk will have access to sustainable, cost-effective, transparent, and high-performance electric transportation across all points of electromobility. This includes the 300 Einride connected electric trucks as well as charging stations and connectivity services – all of which are integrated using Einride’s data-driven operating system, Saga.
Reducing GHG emissions is a key driver for decarbonized operations in trucking. The usage of Class-8 electric trucks means traffic noise, as well as harmful PM and NOx, localized emissions are removed from local communities.
“Our customers are looking for tangible actions on sustainable supply chains – not just conceptual,” said Vincent Clerc, CEO of Ocean & Logistics, A.P. Moller - Maersk said in a statement. “Today’s order is an important step in building our end-to-end, landside decarbonization foundation while also addressing customers’ inland transportation pain points. Maersk has a comprehensive decarbonization 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.”