The Nikola Tre FCEVs will be among the first produced by the Nikola Iveco Europe joint venture
ULM, Germany, Jan. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, and IVECO, the brand of Iveco Group (MI: IVG) that designs, manufactures, and markets heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks, today announced a Letter of Intent for an order of 100 Class 8, heavy-duty Nikola Tre hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) from GP JOULE, a system provider for integrated energy solutions based in Reussenkoege, Germany. The Nikola Tre FCEVs in the European 6×2 variant will be manufactured by the joint venture between Nikola and Iveco Group at the site created in Ulm, Germany.
Thirty of the initial 100 Nikola Tre FCEVs are expected to be delivered to GP JOULE within 2024. This will be followed by the delivery of the remaining 70 vehicles in 2025, with the possibility for GP JOULE to acquire them through GATE – Green & Advanced Transport Ecosystem, Iveco Group’s all-inclusive electric truck rental model. IVECO will provide the essential maintenance and service functions. GP JOULE will make the 100 Nikola trucks available to its customers in transport and logistics. The order is subject to GP JOULE’s successful application for KsNI funding, Germany’s program to support the acquisition of vehicles with alternative, climate-friendly drives. Furthermore, starting in 2026, GP JOULE and Iveco Group have agreed to market additional FCEVs to customers in Europe. GP JOULE will provide them with 100% green hydrogen at their hydrogen refueling station network.
Michael Lohscheller, President and CEO, Nikola Corporation, said, “The order from GP JOULE will be an example of how the Nikola Tre FCEV can further support commercial customers in Germany in their transition towards zero-emissions several years ahead of other OEMs, which helps to achieve the goal of decarbonizing the transportation sector.”
Andre Steinau, Managing Director at GP JOULE HYDROGEN, declared: “100% renewable energy for all, this is what drives us. Together with Nikola and IVECO, we offer our customers all the components for climate-neutral heavy-duty transport from a single source: from the production and purchase of green hydrogen to the hydrogen filling stations to the fuel cell trucks and service that meet their needs. This is the easy entry into emission-free freight transport.”
Simone Olivati, President, Financial Services, Iveco Group commented: “We are very pleased by the choice of GP JOULE and that with this agreement, thanks to our innovative GATE rental model, we will bring hydrogen mobility to customers in Germany and progress on the decarbonization of road freight transport. GATE is dedicated to meeting the needs of both battery and hydrogen fuel cell electric commercial vehicle customers, initially serving both the IVECO and Nikola brands. This agreement is a chance to start offering our comprehensive service based on a pay-per-use formula that will allow customers access to the propulsion of tomorrow.”
Nikola Corporation is globally transforming the transportation industry. As a designer and manufacturer of zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles, electric vehicle drivetrains, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and hydrogen station infrastructure, Nikola is driven to revolutionize the economic and environmental impact of commerce as we know it today. Founded in 2015, Nikola Corporation is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information, visit www.nikolamotor.com or Twitter @nikolamotor.
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GP JOULE is active as an integrated energy supplier in all areas of the energy value chain: from production to consumption – and from consulting to financing and project planning to construction and service. GP JOULE produces and markets wind and solar power, green hydrogen and thermal energy, and uses the energy where it is most effective: in electric and hydrogen mobility, in households and in industry. This is how GP JOULE has been shaping the energy system with a future in Europe from Germany since 2009. For a secure, independent and sustainable energy supply. For 100% renewable energy for all. GP JOULE was awarded the German Mobility Prize 2022 for the hydrogen mobility project eFarm.
For more information, visit www.gp-joule.de
IVECO is a brand of Iveco Group N.V. (MI: IVG) which designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions. The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3.5 – 7.2 tons vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6.5 – 19 tons and, in the heavy segment above 16 tons, the IVECO WAY range with the on-road IVECO S-WAY, the off-road IVECO T-WAY and the IVECO X-WAY for light off-road missions. Within Iveco Group, close to 21,000 individuals work for the IVECO brand globally, supported by 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries, guaranteeing technical support wherever an IVECO vehicle is at work.
For more information about IVECO, visit www.iveco.com
For more information about Iveco Group, visit www.ivecogroup.com
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