Fully electric, hydrogen-fuelled highway tractor unit developer Nikola now has a cabover model to sit alongside its streamlined North American conventional.

 

The Nikola Tre is squarely aimed at the European market – but New Zealand, Australia and Japan are also part of its cabover plans, says Nikola founder and CEO Trevor Milton.

 

Announcing the cabover and releasing photos of a slick cabover that bears some resemblance to the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, Milton says that it’s been designed “in response to widespread interest from European customers.

 

“This truck is a real stunner and long overdue for Europe.

 

“It will be the first European zero-emission commercial truck to be delivered with redundant (backup) braking, redundant steering, redundant 800Vdc batteries and a redundant 120kW hydrogen fuel cell – all necessary for true level 5 autonomy.”

 

Says Milton: “We believe we will have the same success in Europe that we have in USA. Both markets are emerging into zero emission markets.”

 

 In fact, Nikola says that within a week of announcing the European cabover, it receives over $US380million worth of orders for the Tre and is now in discussions with some of the biggest fleets and brands in Europe: “It’s not a bad start for a new European and Australian brand,” says Nikola’s CFO Kim Brady....

 

 

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