Pennsylvania-based flatbed carrier PGT Trucking announced it intend to lease 100 Nikola Tre heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles following the “satisfactory completion” of a demonstration program
The lease order will include the Nikola Tres, scheduled maintenance and hydrogen fueling solutions. Deliveries of the trucks to PGT are anticipated to begin in 2023 when production commences at Nikola’s Coolidge, Arizona, manufacturing facility.
Designed for longer or continuous metro-regional applications, the Nikola Tre cabover has an anticipated range up to 500 miles and will become an addition to PGT’s freight hauling fleet that serves the steel, building materials, machinery, oil and gas, raw materials, aluminum and automotive industries.
“This partnership will give us the opportunity to offer progressive transportation solutions to our customers, while aligning with corporate-driven sustainability initiatives, and reducing their carbon footprint using innovative energy sources,” said Gregg Troian, president of PGT Trucking in a press release. “Sustainable freight transportation will improve safety, reduce costs and CO2 emissions, and improve economic efficiency.”