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Nikola Tre to be produced at IVECO plant in Germany

The city of Ulm, Germany, will be the site where the new Nikola Tre truck will be mass produced for Europe.

Nikola Motor Company along with CNH Industrial, who is a lead investor with a $250 million stake in the exclusive partnership, made the joint announcement earlier in the week.

The battery electric heavy duty truck has been earmarked for Ulm where IVECO already builds its chassis.

Nikola said the facility was ideally suited in the Baden-Württemberg region, which has ambitions and resources in place thanks to investments by government and local businesses to become a leading hub for fuel-cell mobility.

The first stage of the project is worth $6.6 million and will involve upgrades to the manufacturing facility.

Production of the Nikola Tre is set to commence in Q1 of next year with deliveries expected to take place later in 2021.

The battery-electric 4x2 and 6x2 articulated trucks with modular and scalable batteries will be the first to enter production according to Trevor Milton, Nikola CEO.

“The Nikola Tre is proving to be the most advanced articulated truck in the world and will continue to set the standard for zero-emission vehicles today and in the future,” he said. 

“The decision to volume produce the Tre in the city of Ulm is a fitting example of how to create jobs, foster innovation, provide certainty to new zero-emission part suppliers and serve as an example to other OEMs. The world is ready for zero-emission freight transportation, and the joint venture between Nikola and Iveco will be the first to deliver."

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