- Einride’s debut Smartcharger Station in Sweden sparks global expansion as part of Polar Structure partnership.
- Fueling sustainability and elevating the trucker experience, the Einride Smartcharger Station features locally sourced materials and an environment tailored to the needs of drivers.
Einride charges into the future with its first Smartcharger Station in Sweden, a powerful step in deploying global heavy-duty freight charging infrastructure through a dynamic partnership with Polar Structure
Einride, a leading player in freight mobility, unveiled its inaugural Einride Smartcharger Station in Rosersberg, Sweden, signalling a major milestone in the realm of digital, electric, and autonomous transportation technologies. This strategic initiative, undertaken in partnership with infrastructure developer and investor Polar Structure, not only represents a noteworthy investment but also signifies the commencement of Einride’s expansive deployment of cutting-edge charging infrastructure tailored for heavy-duty freight on a global scale.
Robert Falck, CEO and Founder of Einride, said:
“This Smartcharger Station opening is an important part of the transformation program we offer customers to enable a quick, easy and cost-effective switch to digital, electric heavy duty road freight. We are proud to make this investment together with Polar Structure to ensure a strong network of charging infrastructure is in place for our fleets as well as the public.”
The Einride Smartcharger Station prioritises the driver experience with nine dynamic charging points, allowing eight trucks to charge simultaneously. Split into “Charge & Go” for fast charging and “Charge & Park” for overnight charging, the station includes interactive lighting for navigation. The driver’s lounge offers amenities and real-time information on charge status, remaining time, and performance via screens or a smartphone app.
The station blends functionality and durability through thoughtful design elements. Locally sourced materials, such as Bohus granite from Sweden’s west coast for protection barriers and wood for the roof, showcase a commitment to sustainability. The site is designed for easy disassembly and reconstruction, minimising waste in potential relocations. Initially powered by wind, the station plans to transition to hydropower soon. As part of ongoing improvements, integration with the Einride Saga platform will advance energy predictions, fostering more efficient and sustainable power consumption in the months ahead.
Tobias Emanuelsson, CEO and Founder of Polar Structure, said:
“We’re very excited about the opening of Sweden’s first Einride Smartcharger Station as this is more than just a charging site – this marks an important step toward expediting the shift towards an electrified transportation system. Together with Einride, we’re making it possible to establish sustainable infrastructure that will cut down on emissions, particularly in major urban areas.”
Einride is actively expanding its Smartcharger Station network in response to the growing demand for heavy-duty transport charging across Sweden. Small stations are already operational in Borås, Markaryd, and Ljungby, with a full-scale station set to open in Varberg in 2024. Einride is also making strides in the US, with the first Smartcharger Station in Los Angeles boasting 65 charging points and the capacity to serve up to 200 vehicles daily, facilitating the movement of goods in and out of the Port of LA. This strategic expansion underscores Einride’s commitment to providing sustainable and efficient charging infrastructure on a global scale.