Nikola and AiLO: Hydrogen Truck Deal

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Nikola Corporation and AiLO Logistics have made a significant leap toward decarbonizing the trucking industry by announcing an order for 100 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks. This milestone was revealed at the 2024 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, underscoring both companies’ commitment to sustainable transportation solutions. AiLO, a major drayage carrier operating in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, placed the order with Tom’s Truck Centers, a member of the Nikola sales and service dealer network, with deliveries scheduled for 2025.

Key Highlights

  • Order Details: AiLO Logistics has ordered 100 Nikola hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from Tom’s Truck Centers, with deliveries slated for 2025.
  • Sustainable Expansion: This order is part of AiLO’s efforts to advance sustainable logistics, particularly in the drayage division serving the ports.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Ryan Clayton, Global Head of Sales at Nikola, highlighted the significance of customer satisfaction and repeat orders as a measure of success.
  • Previous Orders: AiLO had previously ordered 50 Nikola FCEVs, with deliveries from that order already underway throughout 2024.
  • CEO Statement: AiLO CEO Jack Khudikyan emphasized the company’s commitment to innovation, technology, and sustainable practices in logistics.
  • Expo Feature: An AiLO truck is showcased at Nikola’s Ride and Drive event area at the 2024 ACT Expo.

Nikola Corporation continues to pioneer zero-emissions transportation solutions, integrating advanced technologies to transform commercial transportation. Their Class 8 vehicles, including battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks, alongside their HYLA energy infrastructure, are designed to support a complete hydrogen refueling ecosystem.

AiLO Logistics, newly rebranded and inclusive of MDB Transportation, remains at the forefront of sustainable port drayage services. With a history of embracing near-zero technologies powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), AiLO aligns with customers’ Green Supply Chain Goals (GSG) and aims to achieve zero emissions.

About Nikola Corporation

Nikola Corporation is dedicated to pioneering solutions for a zero-emissions world. Their integrated approach combines truck and energy company expertise, focusing on Class 8 vehicles and the HYLA energy brand. Nikola’s headquarters are in Phoenix, Arizona, with a manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona. For more information, visit or follow them on social media platforms.

About AiLO

AiLO, standing for “Ai Logistics,” is a leading provider of port drayage services in major U.S. ports, including Los Angeles and Long Beach. Their commitment to sustainability is highlighted by significant advancements in fleet technology and a robust service offering that includes Drayage, 3PL, Dedicated Service, Cartage, Local and Regional Haul, Cross-Border Operations, and Warehouse and Cross-Dock Solutions. AiLO continues to set industry standards for excellence, reliability, and environmental responsibility.

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