IVECO and Nikola Launch Joint Electric Vehicle Efforts at IAA Transportation 2022

IVECO, the commercial vehicle brand of Iveco Group, and Nikola, a provider of zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, launched the Nikola Tre Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) for the European market and unveiled the Nikola Tre Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) beta version at IAA Transportation 2022, the trade show for transport and logistics, held in Hannover, Germany.

The two vehicles, suited for missions of approximately 500 km (311 miles) for the BEV version or 800 km (497 miles) for the FCEV version in their initial configurations, confirm the visible progress of the partnership between Iveco Group and Nikola. The two companies’ joint venture manufacturing facility was inaugurated in 2021 in Ulm, Germany, and features an assembly line specifically designed for electric vehicles.

The modular approach applied to the Nikola Tre platform, capable of hosting both battery and fuel cell propulsion technologies, paves the way for further developments in the electric offering for the European market while accelerating the energy transition that Iveco Group and Nikola are driving.

“Iveco Group and Nikola enjoy a solid partnership that began in 2019,” Gerrit Marx, CEO of Iveco Group, said. “Together, we have met every milestone on our path towards deploying zero-emission heavy-duty trucks in North America and Europe in an unprecedented fast track from design to market despite all the challenges we have faced along the way. And we have every intention of continuing with this fast-paced and constantly evolving journey.”

“The Nikola zero-emission Tre BEV and Tre FCEVs are true game changers in commercial trucking,” Michael Lohscheller, president of Nikola, said. “Specifically developed as electric vehicles, they deliver performance and a driving experience that can compete with their diesel-powered peers in the toughest heavy-duty missions. It offers operationally and financially viable zero-emission solutions for regional applications and long-distance hauling that will give customers a real competitive advantage.”

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