The Nikola-Iveco Europe joint venture has just received an order for 100 Class 8 Nikola Tre trucks from GP Joule, a German supplier of 100% renewable energy.
The first thirty vehicles should be delivered by 2024. © Nikola
Important step for the Nikola-Iveco Europe joint venture: GP Joule, a sustainable energy supplier, located in Reussenkoege, Germany, has just placed an order for 100 vehicles. This order concerns the Nikola Tre model which will serve its customers in the world of transport and logistics. Nikola-Iveco Europe will manufacture these trucks at the Ulm site in Germany. These are Tre FCEV trucks in 6X2 version.
Michael LohschellerChairman and CEO of Nikola Corporation, said: “GP JOULE’s order will be an example of how the Nikola Tre FCEV can further support customers in Germany in their transition to zero emissions. of the transport sector.
The delivery of the first thirty vehicles should take place by 2024. The others will arrive at their delivery site in 2025, with the possibility for customer GP Joule to acquire them via Iveco’s all-inclusive electric truck rental programme, dubbed SPOILED (Green & Advanced Transport Ecosystem). This is what explains Simone OlivatiChairman in charge of Financial Services, Iveco Group: “We are very satisfied with the choice of GP Joule. And with this agreement, through our innovative GATE rental model, we will bring hydrogen mobility to customers in Germany and make progress on the decarbonisation of road freight transport. GATE is dedicated to serving the needs of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicle customers, initially serving the Iveco and Nikola brands. This agreement is a chance to start offering our full pay-as-you-go service that will give customers access to the propulsion of tomorrow.”
Towards zero emissions
However, this order remains subject to acceptance by GP Joule to the German KsNI program, “to support the acquisition of vehicles with alternative and climate-friendly propulsion solutions.”
From 2026, GP Joule and Iveco Group have also agreed to market additional FCEVs to customers in Europe. GP Joule should then supply 100% green hydrogen on its network of hydrogen refueling stations.
André SteinauManaging Director of GP Joule Hydrogen, concludes: “100% renewable energy for all, that’s what drives us. Together with Nikola and Iveco, we offer our customers all the components for climate-neutral transport from a single source: from production and from buying green hydrogen at hydrogen filling stations, to fuel cell vehicles and services that meet their needs. This represents the simple path to emission-free freight transport.”