Nikola continues to dominate the headlines this week as the manufacturer is expected to deliver 15 Nikola Tre fuel cell trucks to California-based logistics company Biagi Bros. The vehicles are expected to enter service by the end of Q4 2023. The FCEV trucks are scheduled to travel more than 100,000 miles each year to support round-the-clock operations, according to the firm.
The news comes after Nikola recently confirmed a significant European order with German operator GP Joule.
Furthermore, Nikola fuel cell trucks were granted a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Zero-Emission Powertrain Executive Order, which is required for the Nikola Tre FCEV to be qualified for the CARB’s Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). In fact, if the Nikola Tre FCEV receives final HVIP certification, buyers in 2023 may be eligible for California’s state-based incentive.
“These initial 15 Nikola Tre FCEVs are part of Biagi Bros’ commitment to transition their fleet to zero-emissions,” said Michael Lohscheller, Nikola’s President and CEO. “In addition, the trucks will be fueled at the previously announced hydrogen station in Ontario, California.”
“Biagi Bros. has been successfully testing Nikola’s Class 8 FCEV beginning in January of 2022,” added Andrea Biagi, President of Biagi Bros. “After logging more than 12,000 miles, we are extremely pleased with the performance and specification of the trucks, and we are ready to move forward to officially build our zero-emission fleet later this year.