Einride has yet another announcement as it takes to the highways in Norway in partnership with Scandinavian postal service PostNord. The freight mobility company provides digital, electric and autonomous technology and, of late, has launched its offering on the UK, UAE, Benelux and Germany.
Today’s announcement will see more of its Europe take over as it electrifies the PostNord fleets. The operational go-live will expand the partnership to its second market after first electrifying PostNord’s fleets in Sweden in 2022.
The partnership will cover more than 1,500 km previously powered by fossil fuels per day. Einride expects to see CO2 emissions reduce by up to 95% compared to diesel trucks, equivalent to eliminating 2,100 tonnes of CO2 emissions across three years.
“For PostNord, this partnership signifies the start of implementing green corridors between several major terminals in Norway. By using Einride's offering, a substantial portion of goods can be transported with zero-emission vehicles, resulting in a significant environmental impact,” says May-Kristin Willoch, Assistant Director of Sustainability at PostNord Norway. “This brings PostNord closer to its target of becoming fossil-free by 2030.”
Norway is undertaking the mission of all new heavy vehicles in Norway to be zero-emission by 2040. Despite being at the forefront of the electric revolution, with the world's highest per capita number of EVs, heavy-duty vehicles in Norway still contribute to nearly 9% of the country's CO2 emissions, equivalent to 4.4 million tonnes of CO2.
“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.”