Einride brings its futuristic electric self-driving trucks to the UAE

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Ioanna Lykiardopoulou
2023-05-31 06:00:45

Einride, a pioneer in electric and autonomous freight transport, is expanding its services to the Middle East, following a collaboration with the UAE government to accelerate the region’s transition to sustainable shipping.

Founded in 2016, the Swedish startup is on a mission to decarbonise the industry by developing and deploying a holistic freight mobility ecosystem. This includes its electric and autonomous fleets, its intelligent platform, called Einiride Saga, charging infrastructure, and connectivity networks.

Einride, which is already operating in Europe and the US, has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE government to deploy its ecosystem over a 550km stretch across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. The so-called Falcon Rise Grid will encompass 2,000 electric trucks, 200 autonomous trucks, and eight charging stations with more than 500 charging points. Einride will develop the project over the course of five years.

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