what happens when two of the world’s most innovative companies join forces to
tackle a major challenge together. In a film, one gets to go behind the scenes
with the teams who are working on turning that vision into reality.
ultimate goal of the partnership between CNH Industrial and Nikola Corporation
is to develop and produce a complete line-up of zero- emission heavy-duty trucks.
greatly reduced carbon footprint will provide concrete environmental benefits
thereby contributing to a cleaner, greener future.
and FPT Industrial, the commercial vehicle and powertrain brands of CNH
Industrial N.V. began their collaboration with Nikola at the end of 2019 with
the aim of developing and deploying zero-emission Class 8 heavy-duty trucks,
powered by both battery and hydrogen fuel-cell, in North America and Europe. By
leveraging the partners’ respective expertise and technological know-how, the
project has very quickly moved from the drawing board to the trial stages with
the prototypes already built.
film follows the first Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) prototype on
its journey beginning at the Iveco manufacturing facility in Ulm, Germany, the
production hub for European Manufacturing Joint Venture between CNH Industrial
arrival by ship in Baltimore, the truck is transported across the U.S. turning
heads and garnering admiring comments along the way for its original and
innovative design finally arriving at the Nikola headquarters prior to
continuing on to proving grounds in Phoenix, Arizona. Here the validation and
commissioning testing begins and the truck is put through its paces in a series
of increasingly demanding trials designed to test powertrain performance and
film contains an in-depth interview with Pablo Cebrian Robles, VP of Engineering,
Heavy and Medium Trucks for IVECO, with additional comments from the Nikola
team, as they receive the prototype for the first time on U.S. soil.
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