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There’s a new player in the autonomous trucking game, and it’s coming out of the gate with some big claims.  

Swedish transportation company Einride announced its global launch with news that it’s working to establish the world’s first totally emission-free road transportation system. Their aim: To knock out the current semi truck-based supply chain. 

Einride’s emission-free model is based on an entirely new vehicle class, which it calls the “T-pod,” a fully electric self-driving vehicle that can also be controlled by remote drivers.   

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