Nikola, Iveco unveil battery-electric and FCEV Nikola Tre trucks

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Nikola Company leaders have been more than pleased to share the stage with their Iveco manufacturing companions in the course of the IAA Transportation 2022 present, treating representatives of the Italian firm like siblings.

In spite of everything, collectively they have been welcoming their latest vehicles to the household – the battery-powered Nikola Tre for European markets, and a beta model of the fuel-cell-electric model of the truck.

“Right now, we’re making historical past with the primary merchandise for the European market of Iveco’s highly effective partnership with Nikola Company,” stated Luca Sra, truck enterprise unit president for Iveco Group. “Collectively, our groups have designed a modular platform able to internet hosting each gasoline cell and battery propulsion applied sciences, beginning with the European 4×2 Artic model of the Nikola Tre BEV heavy-duty truck making its debut right here at this time.”

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U.S. patrons could have entry to the fuel-cell-electric Nikola Tre earlier than Canadian fleets do. (Picture: Steve Bouchard)

The battery-electric car (BEV) has a variety of bout 500 km, whereas the primary era of the fuel-cell-electric powertrain –creating 480 kWh or 645 hp — guarantees a variety as much as 800 km.

Michael Lohscheller, president of Nikola Motor, stated {that a} 6×4 gasoline cell model, capable of pull as much as 90 tons, will probably be obtainable in 2026-27.  And it’ll take lower than 20 minutes to refuel.

The beta model of the Nikola Tre FCEV Artic 6×2 can accommodate roughly 70 usable kilograms of hydrogen at 700-bar. It’s anticipated to enter mass manufacturing within the U.S. within the second half of 2023, and in Europe in the course of the first half of 2024.

However Canadian fleets must wait.

“Canada is a crucial marketplace for Nikola, there isn’t any doubt about that, however so far as deployment is worried, it has not but been decided,” Lohscheller instructed TruckNews.com.

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