Nikola marked the beginning of its commercial serial truck production of its Nikola Tre battery-electric Class 8 truck in Coolidge, Arizona, and celebrated the customer launch of production during a special ceremony with fleet customers and government officials.
Production of the Tre BEV began March 21. Phase 1 at the Arizona manufacturing facility provides Nikola with a production capacity of 2,500 trucks.
Construction of the Phase 2 assembly expansion area has begun and is expected to be completed in 2023 with a production capacity of up to 20,000-trucks per year on two shifts.
“Next year, fuel-cell-electric vehicles are planned to be added to the manufacturing mix,” said Nikola CEO Mark Russell in a press release. “We are focused on delivering vehicles and generating revenue."
Now, two Nikola Tre FCEV alphas are undergoing a pilot in daily service within the brewer's Southern California distribution network.
Nikola's manufacturing facility on IVECO's industrial complex in Ulm, Germany, is also complete. The facility is capable of a production capacity of 2,000 trucks per year and is expandable up to 10,000 trucks per year.