Phoenix, Arizona-based Nikola and Southern California’s Total Transportation Services (TTSI) have signed a letter of intent for the former’s supply of 100 EV trucks, starting H1 2022.
Nikola will provide two battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and two fuel-cell vehicles (FCEVs) to TTSI in the pilot phase slated for the first half of next year. The company will then roll out 30 BEVs and 70 FCEVs in H2 2022 and 2023, respectively.
The subsequent orders are subject to successful vehicle trials, and TTSI procuring government funding noted Nikola in a statement on Thursday.
Nikola’s Tre BEV and FCEV trucks have local delivery ranges of up to 350 and 500 miles, respectively. The company plans to target fleet operators in Northern America who require additional freight hauling and quick fuelling. These models have transitioned from their prototype development phase in 2020.
Port trucking company TTSI sees 13,000-14,000 trucks moving in and out of the Los Angeles/Long Beach port, emitting close to 2,600t of nitrogen oxide per year. This collaboration will help TTSI expedite its net zero emissions plans at Los Angeles/Long Beach.