Tom’s Truck Center, a commercial truck sales and service firm based in Southern California, has added the Class 8 Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle to its electric commercial truck lineup. Nikola’s zero-emissions trucks are already on sale at Tom’s Truck Center’s two dealerships, which are located alongside Interstate 5 in Santa Ana, California, and Santa Fe Springs, California. The Nikola Tre hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle is anticipated to be available by the end of the year.
The Nikola Tre FCEV will be able to go up to 500 miles on a tank of hydrogen, while the Nikola Tre BEV is expected to go up to 330 kilometers on a single charge. The Nikola Tre FCEV currently has four HYLA brand’s hydrogen stations located in the cities of Ontario, Colton, West Sacramento, and a parcel servicing the Port of Long Beach in which to refuel. Additionally, Tom’s Truck Center offers two easily accessible locations for charging, with “fast chargers” accessible at each of the two Tom’s Truck Center dealerships n California.
Nikola Corporation has had its ups and downs since it launched in 2014. But Nikola’s integrated energy and zero-emissions truck portfolio and the developing hydrogen supply and refueling infrastructure has helped it to “keep on trucking.” The company is rising to the top of the heavy-duty transportation industry by delivering a small but steady stream of all-electric semis to real customers for a little over a year now.
Tom’s Truck Center presently offers GreenPower EV cargo vans, Ford EV Transit cargo vans, and REE EV Platforms in addition to Nikola zero-emission vehicles. Tom’s will start selling Hino and Isuzu EV trucks next year.
“We are dedicated to supporting the transition to zero-emission vehicles in the commercial truck space and adding Nikola Tre BEVs, and soon Nikola Tre FCEVs, is the perfect addition,” said Tom’s Truck Center President and CEO KC Heidler. “Converting vehicles of this size to electric will be a game changer in reducing overall emissions. We have already seen robust sales of the new Nikola trucks; we completed our first 14 BEV sales last month, which are expected to take delivery in May, and are on track for even more in the coming months.”
If you are interested in purchasing a zero-emission truck from Tom’s, there are financial incentives available to speed up the transition of commercial vehicles to zero-emission technologies, thanks to the California Air Resources Board. With its Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), California is “paving the way” by making transportation more accessible to buyers through the distribution of point-of-sale vouchers.
For instance, a buyer can get an electric truck for around the same price as a diesel truck by using a BEV coupon worth between $120,000 and $186,000. Members of the Tom’s Truck Center team work closely with HVIP and other incentive partners and are pretty knowledgeable about the commercial EV market and available alternatives for charging infrastructure to help customers.
“The future is the transition to zero-emission vehicles, and we are dedicated to being the leaders in the commercial truck space,” added Heidler. “We are thrilled to have these vehicles now available on site at our dealerships so everyone can experience these new electric trucks in person.”
Tom’s Truck Center was established in 1949 and is still around today! Continually adding zero-emission trucks like the Class 8 Nikola Tre to its lineup will most likely mean that Tom’s will be around for a quite some time and is in it for the” long haul.”
Source & photos: Businesswire
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