The Swedish freight tech company will supply Maersk's operations in the US with 300 electric trucks, 150 charging stations, connectivity services, and an operating system.
The Class-8 vehicles of BYD's 8TT model will be supplied in 2035-2025, with the initial delivery assembled in California.
Maersk will use the fleet to electrify its warehousing, distribution, and transportation in selected US cities. The e-trucks will help Maersk bring its emissions to net-zero across the company's business and value chain by 2040.
"This is one of the biggest deals ever made to make transportation sustainable, and it comes at a critical time. Not only is the road freight industry responsible for close to 8% of all global CO2 emissions - a number that will continue to grow if cost-effective change is not made today - but you also have a world that is more aware than ever before about the urgent need to shift to electric," Robert Falck, CEO, Einride, commented.
Vincent Clerc, CEO of Ocean & Logistics at A.P. Møller-Mærsk, added, "Our customers are looking for tangible actions on sustainable supply chains - not just conceptual. Today's order is an important step in building our end-to-end, landside decarbonisation foundation while also addressing customers' inland transportation pain points. Maersk has a comprehensive decarbonisation plan in motion for our Ocean activities which represent 93% of all company-related emissions. This order marks the expansion of our ambitions to cover all services across transport modes."