Total Transportation Services Signs LOI for 100 Nikola Trucks
Global leader in zero-emissions transportation and infrastructure solutions Nikola Corporation recently announced collaboration with Total Transportation Services Inc, one of Southern California’s prominent port trucking companies, to expedite zero-emission transportation at the port of Los Angeles & Long Beach. The collaboration includes vehicle trials and a Letter of Intent to order 100 Nikola Class 8 battery-electric vehicle and fuel-cell electric vehicle semi-trucks. The collaboration is subject to negotiation and execution of definitive documentation acceptable to the parties.
The LOI is for 100 zero-emission trucks beginning with a four-truck pilot slated to start in the first half of 2022 and consisting of two BEVs and two FCEVs. Based on satisfactory completion of the vehicle trials and subject to TTSI obtaining certain government funding, thirty 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 majority of the North American regional market, especially when additional freight hauling capacity and quick fueling are required by fleet operators.