Oatly is going electric.
The oat milk company announced Thursday it’s switching out most of its diesel delivery trucks for electric vehicles in Sweden.
In October, nearly all the trucks that transport Oatly’s products from production facilities to their various destinations throughout the region will be electric vehicles from fellow Swedish company Einride.
With nine out of 10 trips to Oatly’s warehouse in Helsingborg powered by electricity, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 430 tons per year. Any remaining diesel trucks still on the road will be plugged into an automated logistics program from Einride, known as the Freight Mobility Platform. A beta version of the planning software is coming out next month.
The Einride heavy-goods electric trucks can cover about 60 miles in a day. While the fuel-efficient trips are only planned for Sweden, the company hopes to eventually expand the initiative to its other markets in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Einride is also known for its autonomous truck technology, which Oatly hopes to one day tap into to speed up delivery. Last year driverless trucks from Einride started testing on public roads in Sweden.