Electric truck manufacturer Einride will be partnering with Oatly, a Swedish oat drink company, to shift to a more sustainable fleet with all-electric trucks.
The partnership is slated to begin in Q4 of this year in Sweden, making Oatly one of the world’s first companies to use battery-electric trucks on commercial routes. Einride’s trucks will move Oatly’s products from its production facilities in Sweden, to destinations within the local market.
“Sustainability is at the core of everything we do and we are committed to driving change across the food industry through embracing new sustainable solutions in every area of our business,” said Simon Broadbent, supply chain director at Oatly. “We will be reducing our carbon footprint by 87%.”
Oatly will also use Einride’s Freight Mobility Platform to track and manage shipments in real-time, as well as visualize shipping volume, distance driven, and associated emissions, to reduce overall costs and reduce pollution.
“Road freight transport as it currently exists is a system that drastically needs to change,” said Robert Falck, CEO and Founder of Einride. “Nearly 7% of global CO2 emissions come from road freight, a figure that will only increase if we do not switch to more sustainable solutions.”