Nikola Corporation and IVECO today announced a Letter of Intent from GP JOULE, a system supplier for integrated energy solutions located in Reussenkoege, Germany, for an order of 100 heavy-duty Nikola Tre hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
Thirty of the first 100 Nikola Tre FCEV 6x2 tag axle tractor units are scheduled to arrive at GP Joule by 2024, with the remaining 70 vehicles delivered the year after. GP Joule have the option to buy them through Iveco’s GATE (Green & Advanced Transport Ecosystem) all-inclusive electric truck leasing model. GP Joule will make the 100 Nikola vehicles available to its transport and logistics clients. The deal is contingent on GP Joule’s successful application for KsNI financing, Germany’s programme that encourages the purchase of vehicles with alternative, environmentally friendly drives. Furthermore, GP Joule and Iveco have committed to offer further FCEVs to European clients beginning in 2026. GP Joule’s hydrogen refuelling station network will offer them with 100% green hydrogen.
“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 decarbonising the transportation sector.” said Michael Lohscheller, President and CEO, Nikola Corporation.
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.”
“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 decarbonisation 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.” noted, Simone Olivati, President, Financial Services, Iveco Group.