Nikola Corporation Receives Orders for 100 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Trucks.
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Nikola Corporation Receives Orders for 100 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Trucks.

Deliveries of Class 8 Nikola Tre hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks will begin in Q4 2023.

Nikola Corporation, a leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply, has announced that its dealer network has received orders for 100 Class 8 Nikola Tre hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks. These purpose-built heavy-duty trucks are expected to begin delivery in Q4 2023.

The Nikola Tre FCEV boasts an impressive range of up to 500 miles and an estimated fueling time of approximately 20 minutes, based on expected technology improvements. This puts it among the longest-range commercially available zero tailpipe emission Class 8 trucks on the market, making it a highly attractive option for a range of applications, from drayage and intermodal to metro-regional truckload and less than truckload and specialized hauling use cases.

The California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (“HVIP”) program played a significant role in securing many of the 100 sale orders for the Nikola Tre FCEV. The HVIP program allows customers to access a point-of-sale incentive starting at $240,000 and ranging up to $288,000 per truck in 2023. Additionally, customers will be eligible for a $40,000 clean commercial vehicle tax credit from the federal government under the Inflation Reduction Act.

The successful completion of demonstration programs is expected to lead to the conversion of these sale orders into purchase orders. This is good news for Nikola Corporation, as it continues to push the boundaries of zero-emission transportation and energy supply solutions. The company is well-positioned to take advantage of the growing demand for environmentally friendly commercial vehicles, and these recent orders are a testament to the industry’s confidence in Nikola’s technology and innovation.

We believe Nikola is the only company in the U.S. with a Class 8 hydrogen FCEV available in calendar year 2023, engineered and assembled in the U.S., as well as a variety of upcoming hydrogen energy solutions,” said Michael Lohscheller, Nikola’s President and CEO. “Customers are recognizing this and are demanding zero-emissions trucking solutions to fulfill their shipping needs and to meet their environmental, social, and governance goals. And it will have quite an effect, as one heavy-duty zero-emission truck equates to removing 23 gasoline-powered passenger cars from the road in annual CO2 emissions.”

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