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March 23, 2022 1:44 PM, EDT

Nikola Dealership Alta Equipment Group Adds Arizona Territory to Network

Nikola Tre BEV cabover at TMC 2022A Nikola Tre BEV cabover on display at TMC 2022. The model will be the first that Alta will sell in its Arizona territory. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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Alta Equipment Group Inc. announced it was awarded truck maker Nikola Corp.’s Arizona sales and service territory.

The agreement expands Alta’s dealer territory with Nikola beyond the New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and New England markets, announced in August.

It will replace Empire Transport in Arizona, according to the Livonia, Mich.-based heavy-equipment dealership, which has a network of 60 locations.

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The first Nikola product Alta will sell is the Tre battery-electric vehicle. With an expected range of up to 350 miles, the Tre BEV has a cabover design ideal for metro-regional applications because of improved visibility and maneuverability, Alta noted.

Phoenix-based Nikola began production of its Tre BEV on March 21 in Coolidge, Ariz.

“We believe Arizona is a market prime for electric vehicle growth,” Alta CEO Ryan Greenawalt said in a release.

Other Nikola products in the pipeline include battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, mobile charging trailers and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. — Transport Topics

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