GP JOULE, a system provider for integrated energy solutions based in Reussenkoege, Germany, signed an order to purchase 100 Nikola Tre FCEV trucks. The latter will be among the first produced by the Nikola Iveco Europe joint venture at the shared production site located in Ulm (here’s one of our posts about its inauguration, back in September 2021).
According to Nikola, thirty of the initial 100 Nikola Tre FCEVs are expected to be delivered to GP JOULE within 2024. This will be followed by the delivery of the remaining 70 vehicles in 2025, with the possibility for GP JOULE to acquire them through GATE – Green & Advanced Transport Ecosystem, Iveco Group’s all-inclusive electric truck rental model. IVECO will provide the essential maintenance and service functions.
The agreement between Nikola and GP JOULE over 100 FCEV trucks
GP JOULE will make the 100 Nikola trucks available to its customers in transport and logistics. The order is subject to GP JOULE’s successful application for KsNI funding, Germany’s program to support the acquisition of vehicles with alternative, climate-friendly drives. Furthermore, starting in 2026, GP JOULE and Iveco Group have agreed to market additional FCEVs to customers in Europe. GP JOULE will provide them with 100% green hydrogen at their hydrogen refueling station network.
“The order from GP JOULE will be an example of how the Nikola Tre FCEV can further support commercial customers in Germany in their transition towards zero-emissions several years ahead of other OEMs, which helps to achieve the goal of decarbonizing the transportation sector”, said Michael Lohscheller, President and CEO, Nikola Corporation.
Andre Steinau, Managing Director at GP JOULE HYDROGEN, added: “100% renewable energy for all, this is what drives us. Together with Nikola and IVECO, we offer our customers all the components for climate-neutral heavy-duty transport from a single source: from the production and purchase of green hydrogen to the hydrogen filling stations to the fuel cell trucks and service that meet their needs. This is the easy entry into emission-free freight transport.”