CNH Industrial & Nikola to Produce Zero Emission Heavy Duty Trucks
CNH Industrial and Nikola Corporation have joined forces to to develop and produce a complete line-up of zero emission heavy duty trucks. IVECO and FPT Industrial, the commercial vehicle and powertrain brands of CNH Industrial NV, began their collaboration with Nikola at the end of 2019 with the aim of developing and deploying zero-emission Class 8 heavy-duty trucks, powered by both battery and hydrogen fuel-cell, in North America and Europe. By leveraging the partners’ respective expertise and technological know-how, the project has very quickly moved from the drawing board to the trial stages with the prototypes already built.
First Nikola Tre battery electric vehicle prototype started its journey beginning at the IVECO manufacturing facility in Ulm in Germany, the production hub for European Manufacturing Joint Venture between CNH Industrial and Nikola. On arrival by ship in Baltimore, the truck was transported across the US finally arriving at the Nikola headquarters prior to continuing on to proving grounds in Phoenix, Arizona. Here the validation and commissioning testing begins and the truck is put through its paces in a series of increasingly demanding trials designed to test powertrain performance and durability.
The greatly reduced carbon footprint will provide concrete environmental benefits thereby contributing to a cleaner, greener future. In this latest episode, we go behind the scenes with the teams who are working on turning that vision into reality: