FPT Industrial, Iveco and Nikola Motors unveil the Nikola TRE Prototype

FPT Industrial and IVECO, CNH Industrial’s powertrain and commercial vehicles brands respectively, and NIKOLA unveiled the prototype of the NIKOLA TRE, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial and NIKOLA Motors, which involves the commercial vehicle brand and the powertrain specialist.

The vehicle is based on the IVECO S-WAY heavy-duty truck launched in July 2019.
Extremely well received by customers and industry experts alike, it integrates
NIKOLA’s advanced electric technology and new-generation proprietary infotainment Annalisa Stupenengo, CNH Industrial President Powertrain and FPT Industrial CEO,
stated: “FPT Industrial is investing in e-mobility, both on the basis of battery-electric propulsion and hydrogen Fuel Cells. When applying renewable energy sources, e-mobility is the only technology with the potential to be zero-carbon from well-to-wheel and also carbon-neutral from tank-to-wheel. Battery-electric vehicles are gaining share in light duty applications, while hydrogen Fuel Cells are anticipated to become a reality for heavy duty applications and long distance haulage in the near future. For this reason, the partnership with Nikola Truck will further reinforce our fuel cell capability and support our leadership path in this technology.”

The prototype NIKOLA TRE by IVECO 4×2 tractor is 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 800
kWh, which can be tailored to match different customers’ missions. 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 GCW up
to 44 tonnes, for urban distribution and municipality missions.

The NIKOLA TRE will feature a new infotainment system based on NIKOLA’s proprietary
operating system that integrates infotainment and navigation functions, as well
as controls for the bulk of the vehicle’s functionalities. The system’s features include
climate control, mirror adjustment, suspension height adjustment, 360-degree camera
system, navigation, Bluetooth audio system, comprehensive vehicle settings and
admin vehicle diagnostics.

The vehicle leverages Bluetooth low energy technology to create a secure link between
the vehicle and the customer’s mobile device, creating a truly hands-free media
experience. This also enables a smart keyless entry system to unlock as the driver
approaches the vehicle. The system can even adjust settings such as ride height and
climate temperature to driver preference.