Freight mobility company Einride has announced plans to expand into Norway and develop its “Nordic Link” grid connecting Norway, Sweden and Denmark to enable electric, digital and autonomous cross-board transportation throughout Scandinavia
Einride, has announced the operational launch of its electric solutions in Norway, though a partnershp with PostNord, responsible for 35% of all postal shipments in Scandinavia, to electrify its fleets. The operational go-live will expand the partnership to its second market after first electrifying PostNord’s fleets in Sweden in 2022. Using Einride’s electric and digital offerings, the partnership will cover more than 1,500km previously powered by fossil fuels per day. This move is expected to result in a reduction of up to 95% in CO2 emissions compared to diesel trucks.
“Given Norway’s pioneering work in electrifying passenger vehicles, it’s only logical that they should take a leading role in the electrification of heavy-duty freight as well,” said Robert Falck, Founder and CEO of Einride. “As we deploy our electric fleets and build out the necessary infrastructure to ensure reliable and sufficient freight transportation throughout Scandinavia, we are honoured to contribute to these efforts and help maintain Norway’s leading position in electric transportation.”
As in other markets, Einride’s freight ecosystem is based on a grid system planned, optimised and monitored using the Einride Saga platform. The grid simplifies the management of long-distance freight, removes industry inefficiencies and the additional smart handovers prevent delays in goods due to battery recharges or driver changes. Einride is responsible for all logistical touchpoints, including software, charging infrastructure and maintenance, to ensure a high-quality service.
Einride’s expansion in Norway will extend the Nordic Link grid, first unveiled in 2022, connecting strategic locations in the Oslo region. The grid will further expand southwards to connect Norway, Sweden, and eventually Denmark along the E6 highway to enable electric, digital and autonomous cross-border transportation across Scandinavia. The goal is to establish a connection between the Nordic Link and the European mainland before 2025, says the compay.
Einride will also establish its own charging infrastructure, Einride Stations, for its fleet of electric trucks along the grid in Norway. Based on insights from Einride’s digital platform, the development of charging infrastructure will be built on key points throughout Norway to ensure electric fleets scale efficiently.
This latest announcement marks the eighth operational market for the company, with PostNord joining other industry giants such as PepsiCo, Lidl, Electrolux and AB InBev, in making the switch to electric freight with Einride.