Nikola and ChargePoint have announced a partnership aimed at accelerating accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure for fleets across the U.S. According to the official release, the collaboration will enable Nikola and the Nikola Sales and Service Dealer Network to resell ChargePoint’s portfolio of charging infrastructure and software solutions to its fleet customers, ensuring a solid technology interface and integrated sales approach between the two companies.

Nikola and ChargePoint: the new alliance

Through this alliance, Nikola and its customers will have access to the full suite of ChargePoint advanced software solutions, including charge management, range forecasting, and streamlined delivery route and schedule planning, simplifying the management of fleet operations. In addition, ChargePoint software enables full operational visibility, helping customers understand their fleet utilization to stay ahead of critical issues. As a result, fleet operators can better utilize their vehicles, prevent breakdowns and reduce operating costs.

In the meantime, Nikola issued its corporate results as of Q3, 2022. In the third quarter, Nikola produced 75 Nikola Tre BEVs in Coolidge and delivered 63 trucks. “During the third quarter we continued to produce and deliver Nikola Tre BEVs to dealers and customers,” said Nikola President, Michael Lohscheller. “We also made significant advancements in developing our energy business, announcing our intent to develop access of up to 300 metric-tons per day of hydrogen and up to 60 stations by 2026, and our collaboration with E.ON in Europe.”

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Reuters: Nikola missed delivery targets in 2022

The aforementioned results are not the ones Nikola management could expect at the beginning of this year. Indeed, Reuters reported that the U.S. manufacturer actually missed the target to deliver between 300 and 500 BEV trucks this year. Nikola has so far delivered 111 trucks in 2022 and produced 125 units. According to Reuters, Nikola might not provide any fourth quarter result or yearly forecast.

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