FPT Industrial, the world’s largest producer of low-environmental impact industrial engines, and Nikola Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEV), fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and energy infrastructure solutions, are present together at CES 2022, from 5 to 7 January 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Sharing the common mission to revolutionize and decarbonize heavy on-road transport, the two sustainability-oriented companies started their partnership in 2019, and now present the exciting results in the On-road Innovation Area of the new FPT Industrial’s stand at CES 2022 (booth #9643, North Hall).
The result of this collaboration as well as the star of the shared exhibition is the integrated electric axle suitable for heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) – Class 8 trucks. Delivering high performance (840 kW), outstanding efficiency and full sustainability, the e-axle for HCVs was jointly developed for the BEV version of the Nikola Tre truck, whose joint production site with IVECO was inaugurated in September 2021 in Ulm (Germany). The first units of the Nikola Tre-exclusive e-axle are expected to be delivered to Nikola in 2022.
With a range of up to 560 km (350 miles) and dynamic performance, the Nikola Tre BEV truck will be an important step forward in making zero-emissions transportation possible for heavy-duty commercial trucking. FPT Industrial, IVECO and Nikola have adopted a modular approach in developing their electric offering, which is unique in the industry. The Nikola Tre platform will be capable of using either battery-electric technology or hydrogen powered fuel cell technology. With this approach, the partners are taking the long view, bringing both technologies on stream now to pursue BEV and FCEV in their offering in the next few years.
FPT Industrial is a brand of IVECO Group, dedicated to the design, production and sales of drives systems for On-Road and Off-Road vehicles, as well as marine and Power Generation applications. The company has more than 8,000 employees around the world, ten production plants and seven R&D centers. The FPT Industrial sales network is made up of 73 dealerships and about 800 service centers in almost 100 countries. The brand boasts an extremely vast range of products that includes six engine families with power that goes from 42 HP to 1,006 HP, transmissions with maximum torque from 200 Nm to 500 Nm and 2 to 32 ton gross axle weight (GAW) front and rear axles. FPT Industrial offers the most complete line-up of natural gas engines on the market for industrial applications, with power that goes from 50 to 460 HP. This vast range of products and the great attention dedicated to R&D make FPT Industrial a global leader in the industrial engines segment.