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Einride & GE Appliances announce first U.S. fleet of autonomous and electric trucks

2021.10.26

  • Freight tech company Einride, the leading provider of electric and autonomous shipping, has been enlisted to provide greener, safer, and more cost-effective freight transportation for GE Appliances  

  • The partnership marks the first time autonomous and electric trucks will be live and operating on U.S. soil

  • For GEA, it is a part of a billion-dollar investment in products and technology at its U.S. manufacturing and distribution operations

October 26, 2021 - Swedish freight technology company Einride and GE Appliances, a Haier company, today announced a partnership for the implementation of electric and autonomous transport at scale. It will be the first time in history an autonomous and electric truck is live and operating on U.S. soil. The partnership will represent Einride’s first installation with its renowned Pods in the U.S., which will operate on GE Appliances’ 750-acre Appliance Park campus in Louisville, Ky. The new fleet serves as a model for the U.S. transportation ecosystem by elevating the work environment and reducing emissions.

“At GE Appliances, we believe in always finding a better way and striving to be on the forefront of innovation,” said Bill Good, vice president of manufacturing at GE Appliances. “Sustainability and cost-efficiency is a prerequisite for implementing innovation into our business strategy. The partnership and technology investment with Einride is allowing us to deploy safer, more sustainable, and cost-effective solutions for the movement and transportation of material.”

At launch, Einride will implement electric transportation solutions at three of GEA’s locations in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. As a result of this partnership, GEA is expected to save 970 tons of CO2 emissions within the first year, playing a key role in its global commitment to reduce its environmental footprint by utilizing a state-of-the-art supply chain. 

“This marks an important milestone for the freight industry in the U.S., as it’s the first time an autonomous, electric, and remote-operated pod system is being installed on the scale in North America,” said Robert Falck, CEO at Einride. “The system will allow GEA to reduce its environmental footprint and reap the benefits of Einrides' world-leading technology.”   

About Einride 

Einride is a leading freight technology company providing digital, electric and autonomous shipping. It was founded in 2016 and became the world’s first company to operate an autonomous, electric freight vehicle on a public road in 2019. Einride´s award winning technology and products enable users to execute on electrification and automation, order and track shipments, oversee routes and assignment, visualise data and gain insights. For more information, please visit einride.tech.

About GEA

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make "good things, for life." We're creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way. We’re a company powered by our people, made stronger through our diversity — allowing us to grow closer than ever before to our owners, anticipate their needs and enhance their lives. Since 1907, we’ve built innovative, quality products that are trusted in half of all U.S. homes. We sell appliances under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier and Hotpoint brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, wine & beverage centers, air conditioners, small appliances, water filtration systems and water heaters. To learn more about our company, visit www.geappliancesco.com.

Media contacts 

Julie Wood, GE Appliances, a Haier company

(502) 741-1557 or julie_wood@geappliances.com

Malena Heed, Einride

+46 70 590 1274 or malena.heed@einride.tech

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