Nikola, Iveco sign MoU to deliver 25 e-trucks to Hamburg port

Electric-truck maker Nikola and Iveco, the commercial vehicles brand of Italy’s CNH Industrial, on Wednesday said they had agreed to test and deliver up to 25 vehicles to the port of Hamburg, one of Europe’s largest.

The memorandum of understanding, which was signed during the inauguration of the companies’ joint production factory in Ulm, foresees the delivery of the Nikola Tre — which is based on an Iveco platform — throughout 2022.

Production at the Ulm plant is scheduled to start at the end of the year, CNH said.

The project’s first phase will test the Nikola Tre model’s ability as part of the port’s transport logistics operations, including charging, while the second phase will include a full integration into day-to-day operations, CNH said.