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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