Nikola Partners with ITD Industries: Canada Expansion

Nikola Corporation, known worldwide for its zero-emission transportation and energy solutions, is expanding its dealer sales and service network into Canada. This expansion is made possible through a strategic partnership with ITD Industries Inc., a renowned commercial trailer manufacturer based in Toronto.

Why It Matters

Canada presents an ideal market for sustainable transportation due to its proactive stance on climate change and ambitious plans for transitioning to hydrogen and cleaner fuels. Nikola’s move into Canada demonstrates a growing commitment to furthering global sustainable transportation initiatives.

Key Points

  • ITD Industries, a leader in North American transportation equipment manufacturing, has over two decades of experience with over 20,000 trailers produced.
  • ITD’s diverse product range is recognized for quality, innovation, and superior customer service.
  • Nikola CEO, Steve Girsky, highlights Canada’s strategic importance due to its supportive zero-emission vehicle policies for Class 8 trucks and aggressive carbon reduction targets.
  • Benny Di Franco, ITD CEO, emphasizes ITD’s dedication to sustainability and expresses enthusiasm for adding Nikola’s zero-emission trucks to their product lineup.
  • ITD’s Toronto facility, housing Nikola’s showroom and service operations, spans over 78,000 square feet with impressive 55-foot ceilings.
  • Nikola qualifies for the Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program, allowing Canadian entities to receive up to $200,000 (CAD) for the hydrogen fuel cell electric truck and up to $150,000 (CAD) for the battery-electric truck.
  • Additionally, Nikola is eligible for the Clean BC Go Electric Rebates, providing another $150,000 (CAD) in incentives in British Columbia.

Bottom Line

The collaboration between Nikola and ITD Industries signifies a pivotal step in promoting sustainable transportation solutions in Canada. This partnership bolsters Nikola’s global footprint and empowers Canadian fleet operators to transition towards a more eco-friendly future. ITD will soon introduce Nikola’s zero-emission trucks to its nationwide sales channels, further solidifying its commitment to a greener tomorrow.


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