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Autonomous trucking company Einride launches in Benelux with brewing giant AB InBev

Einride, the freight mobility technology company that provides digital, electric, and autonomous shipping, has launched in Benelux in partnership with one of the world’s leading brewers, AB InBev.

With Einride’s fully electric fleet of connected, heavy duty trucks the partnership is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 500 tonnes annually.

Robert Falck, CEO and founder of Einride, says: “Benelux is the beating heart of Europe and the place to drive change across the European Union.

“In the last ten years, the union has cut greenhouse gas emissions in every sector but transport, which has only increased, with road freight transport remaining by far the biggest emitter. It’s high time to take action in order to achieve the target of halving emissions by 2030.

“With our industry leading technology that has been electric from the start we look forward to contributing to substantial emission reductions so that Europe can take the lead in the global race to net zero.”

Early 2023, the world’s leading brewer, AB InBev, will partner with Einride to take the lead in the at-scale deployment of heavy-duty electric transport on Belgian soil.

The first phase will kick off the full deployment of Einride’s ecosystem which includes its freight mobility platform, six connected electric Einride Trucks, and the development, installation, and building of the charging infrastructure.

The trucks will be deployed in the Leuven and Brussels areas and support the company’s ambition to achieve net zero across its supply chain by 2040.

Philippe Seminck, logistics director Benelux and France, AB InBev, says: “We only invest in non-diesel transport and are going for zero in our emissions.

“As we are starting the broad deployment of electric vehicles for city deliveries next year, the partnership with Einride for electric heavy duty transportation on the middle mile is the next step in our green logistics strategy. If the environment we operate in becomes greener, the ingredients for our beer will benefit.”

By building grids powered by a first-of-its-kind ecosystem – the intelligent platform Einride Saga, electric and autonomous fleets, charging infrastructure and connectivity networks – Einride unlocks a resilient, cost-effective shipping future already today.

The company says it is the leading operator of heavy-duty electric transport in Sweden and the US and recently announced launches in Germany and Norway. Across these markets, Einride counts industry giants such as Electrolux and GE Appliances, a Haier company, among its customers.

Einride partners have seen an up to 90 percent decrease in CO2 emissions while remaining cost competitive. The partnership with AB InBev in Belgium is just the beginning of Einride’s expansion into the region, where it soon plans to make an even more significant contribution to redesigning the transport sector by adding more customers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

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