Einride, an autonomous electric truck firm, enters Germany
Einride, a Swedish manufacturer of autonomous and electric trucks, is expanding into Germany, its first new market outside of Sweden.
Einride, which was founded in Stockholm in 2016, has acquired around $150 million in finance to market a cab-less autonomous freight truck that may be managed remotely if human operators are necessary. Einride’s trucks are specially engineered for autonomy, with no physical area for a human driver to even sit.
While these “pods” have been fully tested with commercial clients, regulatory constraints have forced Einride to offer human-driven electric trucks as part of the transition to full autonomy, which is available to shippers and carriers in Sweden and the United States, where it launched last year, alongside its software-based Saga platform for fleet management and optimization.