Friday, 17 December 2021 10:46

Nikola Delivers First Tre Battery-Electric Trucks to Total Transportation Services Inc.


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Nikola Corporation on Dec. 17 delivered the first Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) pilot trucks to Total Transportation Services Inc. (TTSI), one of Southern California's prominent port trucking companies, to expedite zero-emission transportation solutions at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

In attendance at the ceremony were U.S. Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán, who represents California's 44th District, State Sen. Steven Bradford (SD-35) and representatives of several federal, state and local officials and organizations.


Following the program, guests had the opportunity to experience the Tre BEV firsthand during demonstrations and as truck passengers.


"Nikola committed to make its first Tre BEV deliveries in Q4 2021 and it is a big honor to celebrate this milestone with our partner, TTSI, and dignitaries who are committed to advancing zero-emission transportation solutions to reduce truck emissions in port operations," said Nikola CEO Mark Russell. "TTSI has significant sustainability goals, and we are pleased to help them achieve their vision with our zero-emission trucks."


As previously announced, TTSI's intent is 100 zero-emission trucks, beginning with a four-truck pilot of two BEVs and two FCEVs. Based on satisfactory completion of the vehicle trials and subject to TTSI obtaining certain government funding, 30 BEVs are projected to follow later in 2022, and 70 FCEVs are anticipated to start in 2023.


The Nikola Tre BEV is designed for local deliveries up to 350 miles. The Nikola Tre FCEV truck is targeted for distances up to 500 miles and is expected to address the North American regional market, especially when additional hauling capacity or quick fueling are required by fleet operators.


"This day represents a major step in our continual quest to achieve a zero-emission fleet, which is why...

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