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Nikola Trucks

Are you ready to drive your trucking business into the future? If you’re interested in driving on clean energy and cutting the cost of engine maintenance from your bottom line with an electric truck, learn more about Nikola battery powered and hydrogen electric trucks. Located in Southern California, Tom's Truck Center is your destination for the Nikola Tre FCEV and the Nikola Tre BEV.

Tre BEV: Battery Powered Trucks

The Nikola Tre BEV (battery electric vehicle) is an innovative cabover that drives solely on battery electric power, with an electric driving range that makes it most ideal for short-haul metro-regional trucking.

  • Max Range: 330 miles
  • Charge Time: 90 minutes
  • Continuous HP: 645
  • Tailpipe Emissions: 0

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Tre FCEV: Hydrogen Powered Trucks

The Nikola Tre FCEV is a hydrogen powered fuel cell electric vehicle that enables you to go the distance on clean energy. With a generous driving range, the Tre FCEV is ideal for longer or continuous metro-regional trucking.

  • Max Range: 500 miles
  • Refuel Time: 20 minutes or less
  • Continuous HP: 536
  • Tailpipe Emissions: 0

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  • Clean Energy is Obtainable

    Nikola makes clean energy obtainable by partnering with truck retailers like Tom's Truck Center, in locations like Southern California, where customers can be connected with the clean energy solutions that interest them. Through Nikola’s full-service lease program, drivers can get an electric truck with fueling and service coverage at diesel-competitive costs.

  • Hydrogen Energy

    Hydrogen is the preferred clean energy source for long-distance, heavy commercial trucking. Why? It’s lightweight, emits zero carbon emissions, and has nearly three times as much mass energy as diesel. Nikola is leading the effort to create infrastructure that makes hydrogen fuel affordable and accessible.

  • Electric Energy

    There are unique challenges in bringing electric energy to the trucking industry, and Nikola is leading the charge to face these challenges head-on and support you in a smooth transition to electric short-haul metro-regional transportation. A Nikola consultant can help you pursue electric energy by planning your electric charger selection and installation from start to finish.

Trucks & Fleet FAQ

How is servicing an electric truck different from a gas/diesel truck?

Electric trucks eliminate many of the maintenance heavy components that exist in diesel trucks, like the emissions system, fuel delivery system, transmission and driveline. With fewer moving parts, an electric truck should require less routine maintenance.

Where can I buy an electric truck?

Nikola trucks can be purchased and either of our Tom’s Truck Center locations.

What is the difference between battery electric and fuel cell technology?

Both employ an electric drivetrain. The difference is in the system that powers the drivetrain. Battery electric vehicles use batteries to generate electric energy, while fuel cell vehicles use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electric energy.

What is it like to drive an electric truck?

Many drivers notice an improved ride quality behind the wheel of an electric truck. Power and acceleration are near-instantaneous, you won’t feel any gears shifting, and perhaps the most noticeable difference is that electric trucks are far quieter than diesel trucks. Regenerative braking is another difference between electric and diesel trucks, designed to slow the vehicle while regenerating energy back to the battery to optimize the driving range.

Why should I make the switch from diesel to electric?

Replacing 1 Class 8 diesel truck can eliminate around 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel and harmful emissions, like C02 and NOX, from the environment. Electric trucks eliminate concerns over vehicle idling and fuel waste, have less ongoing service needs and are generally more comfortable for the driver.

How will using an electric truck impact my operations?

Electric vehicles fuel in a different way than diesel or gas, and it’s preferred to charge these vehicles overnight when utility costs are lower – however, we also have charging solutions that fit other needs. In addition to different methods of charging, electric trucks have fewer moving parts that require less maintenance, like eliminating oil changes and DEF fluid and filters, and minimizing brake servicing needed with the help of regenerative braking.

I can’t afford to transition to a Zero-Emission Vehicle. Can you help?

Tom’s Truck Center has expert staff in place, that can assist with securing significant federal and state issued incentives and rebates.

What size and kind of charger do the Zero-Emission Trucks require?

The Nikola TRE requires a DC fast charger. It uses an industry standard CCS1 connector, allowing you to use your DC fast charger for electric trucks, box trucks, and other commercial vehicles. Our charging experts will size the charger based on your operations, dwell time and the number of vehicles, generally recommending 60-175kW (250kW is available). It’s most efficient to use the truck’s dwell time to charge, during off-hours where utility rates are lowest, like overnight.

How do I know if my facility has enough power for an EV charger?

Tom’s Truck Center has expert staff in place, and we have assisted in many charging infrastructure projects. We can provide a site assessment to determine if you have enough electrical capacity at your facility for the required DC fast chargers, and will work with your local utility if additional power is needed.

Are there electric vehicle charging incentives in my area?

Incentives vary based on geography and zip codes. Tom’s Truck Center will locate any available charging incentives and work with your local utility to help reduce the cost of your charging project.


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