The IVECO stand at the 2023 Commercial Vehicle Show is set to be one of the biggest attractions of the event, featuring not one but two UK debuts. Starring alongside the class-leading IVECO eDaily will be the all-electric Nikola Tre BEV. 
 
Serving as one of the pioneers of electrified heavy goods vehicles, the Nikola Tre BEV 4x2 is designed for Europe and is packed full of innovative technology that helps it deliver impressive performance in tandem with zero emissions. A 738kWh battery pack - consisting of nine modular 82kWh batteries - powers its unique FPT Industrial e-Axle, producing 645 HP and 1,800Nm of instant torque. 
 
Decarbonisation is a critical topic for many HGV fleets, and so delivering a highly capable solution that can compete with traditional combustion vehicles was a core objective. Extensive engineering has resulted in impressive rapid charging capabilities that allow the Tre BEV to go from 10-90% battery capacity in just 100 minutes. Being able to charge at up to 350kW means that the Nikola spends more time on the road and less time plugged in. A full charge gives this truck a range of up to 330 miles. 
 
Gareth Lumsdaine – Truck Business Line Director said: “The Nikola Tre BEV represents an impressive means for fleets to begin their decarbonisation journey. Its ultrarapid charging abilities enable this truck to spend more time on the road and less time charging” 
 
The spacious driver-centric cab combines strong ergonomics with the latest technology, keeping those behind the wheel comfortable and informed. Refinement versus a conventional truck is unrivalled, with engine noise and drivetrain vibrations totally absent, reducing fatigue. A fully digital 12.8-inch driver’s display is packed full of useful driving data and clear graphics replaces traditional dials. This configurable screen is designed to help reduce cognitive load, serving as true aid to the driver. This driver-centric space is crowned with a huge 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is angled towards the driver. The screen’s expansive real-estate enables large easy to access icons and a wealth of supplementary information to be displayed. Plentiful storage, cosseting bed setups and optional creature comforts such as a refrigerator and microwave make this an electrified home away from home. 
 
In addition to the environmental benefits an eHGV can deliver, they are also an impressive means to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership. EVs feature fewer moving parts than combustion models and very few consumables, meaning that serving and maintenance is notably cheaper. Additionally, their increased efficiency versus fossil-fuelled vehicles makes running an EV fleet cheaper, especially when combined with taking advantage of off-peak charging rates at HUB locations. Many cities around the world are creating low-emission zones to improve air quality, and so driving a zero-emissions vehicle will help operators avoid daily charges. 
 
Michael Lohscheller, President, Nikola Corporation said: “Specifically developed as electric vehicles, Nikolas deliver performance and a driving experience that can compete with their diesel-powered peers in the toughest heavy-duty missions. They offer operationally and financially viable zero-emission solutions for regional applications and long-distance hauling capabilities that will give customers a real competitive advantage.” 
 
The Nikola Tre BEV is making its UK debut alongside the IVECO eDaily. This class-leading eLCV is capable of towing an unrivalled 3.5-tonnes, features a class-leading payload and turning circle, as well as powerful 15kW ePTO onboard power. 
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