Carlsberg Group has partnered with Swedish freight mobility firm Einride to electrify beverage deliveries in Sweden. The Danish brewery's ambitious goal is to convert half of Sweden's deliveries, covering nearly eight million emission-free kilometers—an environmental equivalent of taking 428 diesel cars off the road for a year.
The initiative involves electrifying beverage transportation across Carlsberg Sverige's network, spanning Falkenberg, Ramlösa, Gothenburg, Malmö, and Helsingborg. Einride will operate eight electric trucks capable of carrying 51 pallets each, starting autumn 2024. Strategic charging infrastructure will be set up at key points for efficient operations.
This collaboration builds on their previous efforts. Einride assisted Carlsberg Sverige in electrifying warehouse transportation in Halland last year, followed by the addition of an electric truck for the Falkenberg-Ramlösa route in 2023.
Carlsberg Sverige's move to electric transport has already slashed emissions by up to 95% compared to diesel, marking a significant stride in sustainability.
Einride manages its operations through the Saga platform, an intelligent system for electric vehicle fleets. Their portfolio includes autonomous vehicles, connected trucks, and charging stations, reflecting their commitment to green transportation solutions.
While truck details remain undisclosed, this partnership further underscores Carlsberg's commitment to sustainable operations. The company already relies on Renault electric trucks for deliveries in Switzerland since 2020.
Einride's impact extends beyond Sweden, covering zero-emission freight operations in various regions including the Nordics, Germany, the UK, and the UAE. Their forward-looking vision includes the future deployment of driverless commercial vehicles, epitomized by the innovative T-Pod concept vehicle.