- EV startup, Nikola has delivered first two models of it’s electric semi trucks to a customer in Los Angeles
- First two delivered models were The Tre BEV electric semi trucks with 350 miles of range
Scandal hit American EV startup, Nikola has delivered first two models of it’s electric semi trucks. The two models of Tre BEV trucks were received by Transportation Services Inc. (TTSI) in Los Angeles. This semi truck has a claimed range of 350 miles and comes with 753 Kwh battery pack. With 645 horsepower, Tre BEV can achieve a top speed of 75 mph. According to Nikola, The truck can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in about two hours at upto 240 kW. Trucking company TTSI has signed letter of intent with Nikola for 100 trucks.
The company is planning to start the production at full scale in 2022. Nikola has had a bumpy ride due to several reasons. Last year, EV startup’s founder Trevor Milton stepped down due to allegations of fraud and investigations related to it. This has made GM to scale back the deal with the automaker. As per deal, GM supposed to own 11 percent stake in Nikola at about $2 billion.