Nikola released the updated production and sales figures of its FCEVs in 2023. The U.S.-based manufacturer, which experienced the end of the joint venture with IVECO last year, sold 35 hydrogen-powered Class 8 trucks and produced 42 FCEVs. As specified by the manufacturers, of the seven trucks produced but not wholesaled, three are being used in an extended field test with a fleet partner, two are in continued validation and engineering and two are being used for service training/customer demos.

Nikola in figures: a statement from CEO Steve Girsky

“What an effort by our dedicated and passionate team, to create — and deliver — what we believe is the only U.S. designed and assembled Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric truck on the road today,” said Nikola CEO Steve Girsky. “Our pioneering spirit is what made it possible to wholesale these 35 trucks to our dealers for customers in the U.S. and Canada. We thank our employees, customers and partners for this achievement, and look forward to delivering more trucks in 2024.”

Assembled in Coolidge, Arizona, the FCEV commenced serial production on July 31, 2023, with the commercial launch on September 28. “Our goal is to introduce a better, cleaner way to deliver goods to the North American market in a reliable package. Our FCEV customer pilot programs have shown strong results, with truck uptime at 98%, crucial for efficient fleet usage”, added Steve Girsky.

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