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PHOENIX — Nikola Corporation has announced a collaboration with PGT Trucking Inc., an international multiservice flatbed transportation company, to advance electric-drive heavy-duty transport.

This collaboration includes a letter of intent to lease 100 Nikola Tre heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles following the satisfactory completion of a Nikola Tre FCEV demonstration program under terms to be agreed to between the parties. The lease order will include the Nikola Tre FCEV, scheduled maintenance and hydrogen fueling solutions.

Deliveries of the FCEVs to PGT are anticipated to begin in 2023 when production commences at Nikola’s Coolidge plant.

“We believe our FCEVs will help PGT further their objectives to continuously improve driver experience, reduce their carbon footprint and increase the efficiency of their operations while providing great value to their customers,” Nikola President, Energy and Commercial Pablo Koziner said in a statement.

Designed for longer or continuous metro-regional applications, the Nikola Tre FCEV cabover has an anticipated range up to 500 miles and will become an innovative addition to PGT’s freight hauling fleet that serves the steel, building materials, machinery, oil and gas, raw materials, aluminum and automotive industries.

“This partnership will give us the opportunity to offer progressive transportation solutions to our customers while aligning with corporate-driven sustainability initiatives and reducing their carbon footprint using innovative energy sources,” said Gregg Troian, president of PGT Trucking.

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