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Einride and UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure Partner to Deploy Region's Largest Autonomous and Electric Fleet

5.31.2023

  • A signed MoU with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) marks the start of collaboration to deploy a freight mobility grid encompassing 550 km 

  • The planned freight mobility grid will deploy a proposed 2,000 electric vehicles, 200 autonomous vehicles and eight charging stations

Abu Dhabi, May 31, 2023 – Einride, a freight mobility company that provides digital, electric and autonomous technology, today announces a collaboration with the UAE Government to fast track the region to sustainable shipping. The signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will look to deploy Einride’s ecosystem, including electric and autonomous vehicles, charging infrastructure and transforming technology that unlocks digital, electric and autonomous solutions at scale throughout the Falcon Rise grid. 

Einride's electric and autonomous vehicles in the UAE

“This collaboration gets to the core of what Einride provides – the transformation to effective and sustainable shipping that is fully electric,” said Robert Falck, CEO and Founder. “By partnering on this deal, we’ll be able to showcase how entire regions are able to make the switch in an intelligent and cost-effective way.” 

The Falcon Rise grid will deploy Einride’s full freight mobility offering, providing over a stretch of 550 km across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah, encompassing 2,000 electric trucks, 200 autonomous trucks and eight charging stations with over 500 charging points. Einride's freight ecosystem is based on a grid system planned, optimized and monitored using the Einride Saga platform. The grid simplifies the management of road freight, removes industry inefficiencies, provides uninterrupted operations and significantly reduces emissions within the region.

Electric trucks charging at an Einride Station
Einride UAE Falcon Rise Grid

"The establishment of the UAE Falcon Rise grid represents a significant milestone in our journey toward sustainable and intelligent transportation,” said HE. Sharif Al-Olama, MOEI’s Undersecretary for Energy and Petroleum Affairs. “Through this collaboration with Einride, we aim to leverage the latest technological advancements to reduce emissions and enhance the efficiency of freight operations across the region."

“We look forward to collaborating with the UAE Government to build a more sustainable and resilient transportation system, with this partnership enabling this change to be effectively deployed at scale,” said Robert Ziegler, General Manager, EMEA of Einride. “Einride’s offering will unlock new opportunities within the region by introducing a new way of shipping that is electric, autonomous, and digital.”

Einride UAE MoU Signing

This marks Einride’s first announced project in the region, following multiple market expansions over the course of the past 12 months including Germany, the UK and Benelux. The Falcon Rise project will look to be developed over the course of five years. Einride partners have seen an up to 95% decrease in CO2 emissions while remaining cost competitive.

About Einride

Einride designs, develops and deploys technologies for freight mobility. By building grids powered by a first-of-its-kind ecosystem — the intelligent platform Einride Saga, electric and autonomous fleets, charging infrastructure and connectivity networks — a resilient, cost-effective shipping future is unlocked. Founded in 2016, Einride became the first company in the world to deploy an autonomous, electric vehicle on a public road in 2019 and became the first company to receive approval to operate the vehicle on a US public road in 2022. For more information, please visit einride.tech.

About Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI), UAE

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI), UAE is responsible for shaping sustainable energy policies and developing the necessary infrastructure to support economic growth and sustainable development in the UAE.

Media contact:  press@einride.tech  

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