Nikola Corporation has announced a new collaboration with Total Transportation Services Inc. (TTSI) port trucking company that explores the possibility of using battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell trucks.
TTSI signed up for trials at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach and a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to order 100 Nikola Class 8 battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) semi-trucks.
The trial with four vehicles - two all-electric and two hydrogen fuel cells, is expected to start in the first half of 2022. Then, depending on the outcome, TTSI will decide whether it will buy the trucks: 30 BEVs and 70 FCVs.
"The collaboration is subject to negotiation and execution of definitive documentation acceptable to the parties."