FPT Industrial, the world’s largest producer of low-emission industrial engines, and Nikola Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEV), fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV), and energy infrastructure solutions, were both present at CES 2022, which took place from January 5-7, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Sharing the common goal of revolutionizing and decarbonizing heavy on-road transport, the two sustainability-focused companies began their collaboration in 2019 and presented the exciting results at CES 2022 in the On-road Innovation Area of the new FPT Industrial’s stand (Booth #9643, North Hall).
The integrated electric axle suitable for heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) – Class 8 trucks – was the result of this collaboration and the star of the joint exhibition. The e-axle for HCVs was jointly developed for the BEV version of the Nikola Tre truck, whose joint production site with IVECO was inaugurated in Ulm, Germany in September 2021. It delivers high performance (840 kW), outstanding efficiency, and full sustainability. The first units of the Nikola Tre-exclusive e-axle are expected to arrive in 2022.
The Nikola Tre BEV truck, with a range of up to 560 km (350 miles) and dynamic performance, will be an important step forward in making zero-emissions transportation possible for heavy-duty commercial trucking. FPT Industrial, IVECO, and Nikola have taken an industry-first modular approach to develop their electric offerings. The Nikola Tre platform will be able to operate on either battery-electric or hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology. The partners are taking the long view with this approach, bringing both technologies online now in order to pursue BEV and FCEV in their offerings in the coming years.
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