Tuesday, 23 February 2021 22:04

Nikola Details North American Fuel-Cell Vehicle Program


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Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and infrastructure solutions, announced Feb. 23 details about its North American hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) commercial truck program.

Following the launch of North American production of the Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV), Nikola plans to introduce a FCEV variant of the Nikola Tre Cabover, and the long-range Nikola Two FCEV Sleeper targeting best-in-class efficiency for ranges between 300 and 900 miles in the North American market. 


"To expedite the transition to a carbon-free future, the trucking industry needs heavy-duty, zero-emission commercial vehicles engineered to match the weight and range capabilities of today's diesel trucks," said Nikola's Global Head of FCEV Jason Roycht. "Nikola is excited to introduce additional detail about our portfolio of FCEV trucks and our continued commitment to sustainable commercial transportation."

The Nikola portfolio includes trucks for the entire spectrum of commercial freight:


  • Metro/Regional: Nikola Tre BEV Cabover for trips up to 300 miles
  • Regional: Nikola Tre FCEV for longer-range needs of up to 500 miles and for fast fueling/quick turnaround needs
  • Long-Haul: Nikola Two FCEV Sleeper for longest-range missions up to 900 miles


Nikola Tre FCEV Cabover


The Nikola Tre FCEV Cabover is targeted for distances up to 500 miles, and is expected to address the majority of the North American regional market, especially use cases where additional freight hauling capacity and quick fueling are required by fleet operators.


The Tre FCEV leverages the Tre BEV platform with hydrogen fuel-cell power, while being designed to improve aerodynamics and reduce total vehicle weight.


The first Tre FCEV prototype builds are scheduled to begin in Arizona and Ulm, Germany in...

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