IVECO and Nikola unveil first truck collaboration

11 December 2019

The first images of the eagerly-anticipated Nikola TRE have been released.

The truck is the first vehicle to result from the joint venture between CNH Industrial, parent company of IVECO, and Nikola, the US-based electric powertrain specialist.

The vehicle is based on the IVECO S-WAY heavy-duty truck launched last July and integrates Nikola’s advanced electric technology and new-generation proprietary infotainment system.

The vehicle’s striking looks are the result of a collaboration between Nikola and Italdesign.

Gerrit Marx, President Commercial and Specialty Vehicles at CNH Industrial, said, “The IVECO S-WAY is a stand-out product, which embodies IVECO’s concept of customer-centricity and has already gained momentum in the markets with well-deserved success. It marks the beginning of a new journey towards zero-emissions trucking, providing the platform for us to introduce disruptive features that will change the transport industry.”

The vehicle displayed at the event is a maquette of the Nikola TRE 4×2 tractor for regional missions, with a range of up to 400 km and dynamic performance equal or better than a diesel equivalent model. The vehicle will feature a modular battery system with a total capacity of up to 720 kWh, which can be tailored to match customer requirements. The electric driveline will deliver 480 kW Continuous Power Output with 1,800 Nm Peak Torque.

The Nikola TRE will also be available in 2- and 3-axle rigid versions, with GVW ranging from 18 to 26 tonnes for urban distribution and municipality missions.

It is expected that the first units will be delivered to customers in 2021.