GE Appliances folds EV and AV tech into fleet operations

GE Appliances is one of the first companies in the U.S. to make two emerging technologies part of its transportation operations: battery-electric and autonomous vehicles. In some locations, it’s both technologies on the same truck.

The manufacturer’s private fleet has deployed a fleet of Einride EVs to haul freight between GE Appliances’ inbound warehouses and manufacturing facilities in Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee. In Tennessee, some of the EVs are also humanless Pods that use Einride’s artificial intelligence technology to haul goods.

“The move has improved our efficiency and reliability as well as lowered the cost of moving manufacturing materials and components in several critical segments of our supply chain,” Harry Chase, senior director of central materials at GE Appliances, told FleetOwner.