Digital, electric and autonomous freight mobility and shipping company Einride has announced that it will launch in Benelux with brewing company AB InBev. By utilizing Einride’s fully electric fleet of connected, heavy-duty trucks, the companies estimate they can reduce CO2 emissions by several tons each year.
Starting in early 2023, AB InBev and Einride will begin the at-scale deployment of heavy-duty electric transportation within Belgium. For the first phase, Einride’s ecosystem consisting of the company’s freight mobility platform and six connected electric Einride trucks will be deployed, and charging infrastructure will be developed, built and installed.
The Einride smart trucks will be deployed in the Leuven and Brussels areas, supporting AB InBev’s aim of becoming net zero across its supply chain by 2040.
In addition to the partnership with AB InBev in Belgium, Einride seeks to redesign the transportation sectors in the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
“Benelux is the beating heart of Europe and the place to drive change across the European Union,” said Robert Falck, founder and CEO of Einride. “In the last 10 years, the union has cut greenhouse gas emissions in every sector but transportation, which has only increased, with road freight transportation 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.”
“We only invest in non-diesel transportation and are going for zero in our emissions,” said Philippe Seminck, logistics director for Benelux and France at AB InBev. “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.”