The up to 500-mile range of the Nikola Tre FCEV is anticipated to enter serial production for the North American market in late 2023 at Nikola’s Coolidge, Arizona manufacturing facility. Tre FCEV production in Ulm, Germany is expected to launch the first half of 2024.

Nikola Corporation President Michael Lohscheller – who will become CEO from January next year, on Mark Russell’s retirement – will unveil the Nikola Tre FCEV in Hall A24 in Stand A01 with IVECO.

Lohscheller said, “We are anxious to unveil this German-built zero-emission truck in front of the thousands of influential IAA guests. We believe this will be the beginning of a new era of clean commercial trucking and innovative energy solutions for Europe.”

The Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) will be available for test rides at the show and product demonstrations will take place each day from the automaker’s booth.

In two key leadership changes, Pablo Koziner, current President, Energy & Commercial, has been named President, Commercial, and Carey Mendes, current Global Head, Energy Finance, has been named President, Energy. Both appointments are effective immediately.

Nikola recently announced Californian hydrogen refuelling stations and logistics infrastructure will be located in the cities of Colton, Ontario and a location servicing the Port of Long Beach. To further support truck demand, plans for additional stations are in progress.

The zero-emissions truck sector continues to grow at a rapid pace.

German-headquartered GP Joule announced last month it will purchase 5,000 40 tonne hydrogen-powered trucks from Clean Logistics over the next five years in a ‘low-single-digit’ billion euro deal.

Extending its zero emission hydrogen-powered truck offering, UK-based hydrogen and electric truck manufacturer Tevva recently announced it is planning to unveil a 19 tonne prototype development vehicle later this year.

Luxfer Gas Cylinders is accelerating its partnership with E-Trucks Europe by powering 10 zero-emissions hydrogen refuse trucks – and claims each vehicle saves 30,000kg of carbon dioxide each year.

Electrified powertrains solution company, Hyliion, is set to acquire a hydrogen and fuel agnostic capable generator technology from GE Additive, for Class 8 truck powertrains.

The generator acquisition comes as Hyliion plans to release its Hypertruck KARNO, a fuel agnostic variant as the second phase of the company’s journey into a hydrogen-based future.

The Hypertruck is an electric powertrain for Class 8 commercial trucks, recharged by an onboard generator.