Einride has raised $10 million in investment and is now in the middle of its Series A round. Apart from its partnership with DB Schenker, the startup also has orders from German retailer Lidl, Swedish delivery company Svenska Retursystem, and a few more Fortune 500 retail businesses. The company plans to deploy 200 vehicles in commercial operations by the end of 2020.
It has successfully deployed its first cab-less, autonomous and fully electric truck for freight hauling in DB Schenker’s facility in Jönköping, Sweden to transport cargo between a warehouse and a terminal at the facility, as part of daily commercial operations.
The cargo capacity of T-pod is 15 standard pallets and it can handle cargo up to 26 tons. Being an electric truck, it has a battery capacity of 200 kWh and can haul freight for 124 miles on a full charge. The T-pod is an SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle, meaning that the truck can be controlled remotely and monitored from a centralized location that could be hundreds of miles away.