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The New JV Plant To Manufacture Electric Trucks In Germany Launched By Iveco & Nikola

The New JV Plant To Manufacture Electric Trucks In Germany Launched By Iveco & Nikola

TNI || New Delhi || 16th Sept 2021

The partnership, which was announced last September between global commercial truck maker Iveco from Italy and manufacturer of zero-emission trucks Nikola,

A U.S based company has entered into a new stage with the launch of a facility that will manufacture Nikola Tre electric heavy-duty trucks.

By this year’s end, the plant, located in Ulm in Germany, will begin the production of the Nikola Tre electric heavy-duty trucks.

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It is estimated that the first Nikola Tre models that will be produced in Germany shall be delivered to select customers in the U.S by 2022.

The partners said that in addition to the battery-electric vehicle (BEV) production model, the next evolution of this modular heavy-duty platform was also on display to the public,

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which was in the form of a prototype of the fuel cell electric vehicle of the Nikola Tre.

This vehicle will enter production in Ulm by 2023 end. According to the partners, the Ulm plant, which spans 50,000 square meters, out of which half is covered, features a final assembly process that is specifically designed for electric-born vehicles.

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The production line at the plant is currently expected to manufacture 1,000 units per shift in a year and will also undergo a progressive ramp-up in the time to come.

The new site, which will represent the JV of Iveco and Nikola, involves an estimated 160 suppliers from scratch to finish.

Nikola Tre is based on the Iveco S-WAY cab-over truck platform that has an electric axle which is co-designed and produced by FPT Industrial.

It has Nikola’s advanced electric and fuel cell technology, as well as key components provided by Bosch.