Iveco and Nikola launch Tre

Iveco, FPT Industrial and Nikola have unveiled the prototype of the remarkable Nikola Tre, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial and Nikola Motors. The vehicle is based on the Iveco S-Way heavy-duty truck launched in July 2019.

The prototype battery electric Nikola Tre 4×2 tractor is for regional applications, with a range of up to 400 km and dynamic performance equal or better than a diesel equivalent model.

The vehicle will feature a modular battery system with a total capacity of up to 800 kWh, which can be tailored to match different customers’ applications. The electric driveline will deliver 480 kW continuous power output with 1 800 Nm of peak torque.

The Nikola Tre will also be available in two- and three-axle rigid versions, with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of up to 44 t, for urban distribution and municipal applications.

The Tre will feature a new infotainment system and bluetooth audio system based on Nikola’s proprietary operating technology that integrates infotainment and navigation functions, as well as controls for the bulk of the vehicle’s functionalities. The system’s features include climate control, mirror adjustment, suspension height adjustment, 360o camera system, navigation, Bluetooth audio system, comprehensive vehicle settings and admin vehicle diagnostics.

The vehicle leverages Bluetooth low-energy technology to create a secure link between the vehicle and the customer’s mobile device, creating a truly hands-free media experience. This also enables a smart keyless entry system to unlock as the driver approaches the vehicle. The system can even adjust settings such as ride height and climate temperature to driver preference.

The battery electric Nikola Tre will be launched at the IAA exhibition in Hannover later this year and also at Nikola World 2020. The first units will be delivered to customers in 2021 (the fuel cell electric derivative will be available to customers by 2023).

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