A.P. 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.
“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. “This order is an important step in building our end-to-end, landside decarbonisation foundation while also addressing customers’ inland transportation pain points. 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.”
Einride’s e-trucks are assembled to set specifications throughout the USA. The initial batch of trucks are Class 8 8TT Gen 3 manufactured by BYD. 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.
“This is one of the biggest deals ever made to make transportation sustainable, and it comes at a critical time,” added Robert Falck, CEO of Einride. “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. I admire Maersk for its boldness in leading the way – for standing out in its commitments as a shipper to tangibly make the transition happen.”
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.