PHOENIX – Nikola Corporation, a leading provider of zero-emission transportation and energy solutions, announced that Biagi Bros. Inc. will receive 15 Nikola Tre hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in California in the fourth quarter of 2023. The FCEVs are expected to cover more than 100,000 miles annually, providing support to Biagi Bros. round-the-clock operations.
Michael Lohscheller, CEO of Nikola, stated that these FCEVs are part of Biagi Bros. transition to zero-emissions and will be fueled at the previously announced hydrogen station in Ontario, California.
Andrea Biagi, President of Biagi Bros., confirmed that the company has been testing Nikola’s Class 8 FCEV since January 2022 and has logged over 12,000 miles. The performance and specifications of the trucks have met their expectations and Biagi Bros. is ready to officially build its zero-emission fleet.
Nikola recently received a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Zero-Emission Powertrain Executive Order, which is a requirement for the Nikola Tre FCEV to be eligible for the Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) program. Upon final approval, buyers of the Nikola Tre FCEV in 2023 may be eligible for a state-based incentive worth up to $288,000 per truck, depending on the fleet’s size and location. The federal government is also offering an additional $40,000 clean commercial vehicle tax credit.
With a range of up to 500 miles and fast refueling time, the Nikola Tre FCEV offers one of the longest ranges among zero-emission Class 8 tractors and is suitable for a variety of applications, including drayage, intermodal, metro-regional truckload, and specialized hauling.