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Nikola delivers first Nikola Tre battery-electric trucks to port drayage company TTSI

Nikola Corporation delivered the first Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) pilot trucks to Total Transportation Services Inc. (TTSI), one of Southern California's prominent port trucking companies, to expedite zero-emission transportation solutions at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.


As previously announced, TTSI’s LOI is for 100 zero-emission trucks beginning with a four-truck pilot of two BEVs and two FCEVs. Based on satisfactory completion of the vehicle trials and subject to TTSI obtaining certain government funding, thirty BEVs are projected to follow later in 2022, and 70 FCEVs are anticipated to start in 2023.

The Nikola Tre BEV is designed for local deliveries up to 350 miles. The Nikola Tre FCEV truck is targeted for distances up to 500 miles and is expected to address the North American regional market, especially when additional hauling capacity or quick fueling are required by fleet operators.

According to TTSI, in any given month 13,000 to 14,000 trucks call at the port of Los Angeles/Long Beach, emitting roughly 2,600 tons per year of smog-causing nitrogen-oxide emissions. This location and transportation use case represent one of the largest opportunities in California to make a significant impact for the transition to sustainable transportation. TTSI has been on the forefront of this transition with early adopter status and will partner with Nikola to transition both BEVs and FCEVs into operation on a trial basis.

European ports are also planning to utilize Nikola’s trucks. In September 2021, Nikola and IVECO signed an MoU with the Hamburg Port Authority to deliver up to 25 Nikola Tre BEVs for delivery to that Port throughout 2022.



Thanks to everyone who realizes that electric trucks are more important than electric cars. Now all diesel trucks have to be scrapped by the end of 2022 so that the air we breathe becomes cleaner. Hope this can be done quickly.

My special thanks go to Nikola and Iveco who developed and produced these electric trucks because of their intelligence and speed. The politicians in Europe and Germany also hope that the diesel trucks will have to be scrapped by the end of 2022 so that the air we breathe becomes cleaner.

Mr. Musk: Where are your semi trucks? I don't see any at work!


Nikola, the biggest scam of this decade? In competition with Mr. Musk, of course. Nothing but vaporware! Nikola Tesla would turn in his grave if he knew how these two have misused his name in the last decade.



Thanks for the video links. My company was moving into a larger part of the same building that Nikola was moving out when they go the sweetheart deal with Arizona. I was able to give myself a self-guided tour or their prototype but, of course, all I could see were the empty gear cases,etc. I kept wondering why they were worth so much more than our company when all they had was a prototype and we were shipping at least one machine a week worth about $250K. I was one of 4 engineers that had started a high-tech ag company to build machines that are basically are tractor part robot. I am mostly retired now as I am in my late 70s. In just over 10 years we grew from 4 engineers and 2 part time people to over 225 employees. We were given an award for being the fast growing company in Utah 2 year in a row while involved in heavy manufacturing. But Nikola was worth $billions. I was not that surprised to learn that it was mostly a scam. They have finally delivered a battery electric truck that is basically an IVECO truck with Nikola badges. Maybe, they will build vehicles in Arizona someday and maybe they will even deliver fuel cell powered trucks but I would not hold my breath waiting.

Tesla has repeatedly over-promised but at least you can go buy Tesla cars that are reasonable vehicles and Space-X makes rockets that work. Still there is no way that Tesla as a company is worth more than GM or Ford. Where is their over-hyped Semi or pickup.


There is no way that diesel vehicles will be gone in 2022. Hopefully, we will have more electric vehicles available in 2025 and short-haul and delivery vehicles will start to make meaningful penetration into the market by 2025-2030. but it will be 2040 or later before diesel powered vehicles are mostly gone. Even GM and Ford are not planning to phase out ICEVs until 2035 and at one point Toyota was planning on making ICEVs until 2050.

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