Nikola Trucks Join Alberta Hydrogen Demo Program

Testing to Be Conducted in Severe Weather Conditions
Nikola trucks in front of Alberta Motor Transport Association building
AMTA'S program will test the vehicles in harsh weather conditions and examine fuel cell reliability, infrastructure, and vehicle cost and maintenance. (Nikola Corp. via Twitter)

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Two Nikola semis are to take part in a commercial vehicle demonstration program in the Canadian province of Alberta, the truck manufacturer said April 25.

The Alberta Motor Transport Association will utilize a Tre battery electric truck and Tre hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in its two-year Hydrogen Commercial Vehicle Demonstration Project, which kicked off Feb. 10.

AMTA’s project is the first of its kind in Canada and will test Class 8 vehicles in the harsh weather conditions Alberta is prone to, especially in winter, examining fuel cell reliability, infrastructure, and vehicle cost and maintenance, Nikola said.

Phoenix-based Nikola Corp. also will provide hydrogen fueling support for the FCEV with its mobile HYLA vehicle, the company said. The Tre BET is to be delivered by the end of April , and the FCEV is scheduled to be in Alberta by the end of the year.

AMTA also is working with Rochester, N.Y.-based truck manufacturer Hyzon and Delta, British Columbia-based Hydra Energy, which retrofits existing Class 8 trucks to use hydrogen for 40% of their fuel needs.— Transport Topics

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