PHOENIX, November 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emission transportation, power and infrastructure solutions, and Zeem Solutions, the innovative “fleet-as-a-service” provider of zero-emission electric vehicles, announced today announces that Zeem has executed a purchase order for 100 Nikola Class 8 Tre battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to ensure the immediate availability of electric trucks for freight and logistics companies using Zeem’s all-in-one EV depot fleet solution.
Zeem is focused on providing better economics and a faster and easier way for commercial fleets to transition to BEVs. By bundling EVs, charging solutions, maintenance and other services as a flat operating cost, fleets can deploy EVs without waiting. Zeem’s order for the 100 Nikola Tre BEVs will help meet Zeem’s current customer demand California Depot and other future national locations. Nikola has started commercial production of its Class 8 vehicles and is available immediately to supply customers like Zeem.
“Zeem Solutions is pioneering a new way for fleets to deploy battery electric commercial vehicles by providing the vehicles, charging, parking and maintenance with maximum uptime and minimum capital investment,” said Nicholas President, Commercial Pablo Koziner. “Nikola is committed to supporting Zeem to ensure its customers receive maximum value and world-class support.”
“Over the last year we have seen a lot of demand for Class 8 tractors from fleet operators and the Nikola team has a well-built production vehicle available today that meets our customers’ range requirements,” he said Paul Gioupis, CEO, Zeem Solutions. “Working with the Nikola team has been great, they care about their customers and we look forward to using their vehicles in 2023.”
Through this partnership, Nikola and Zeem aim to work towards accelerating the adoption of zero-emission commercial vehicles by providing a way for fleets to experience the benefits of BEV technology, while helping companies achieve their sustainability goals economically.
ABOUT NIKOLA CORPORATION
Nikola Corporation is transforming the transportation industry around the world. As a developer and manufacturer of zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles, electric vehicle powertrains, vehicle components, energy storage systems and hydrogen fueling infrastructure, Nikola strives to revolutionize the economic and environmental impact of commerce as we know it today. Nikola Corporation was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. For more information, visit www.nikolamotor.com or Twitter @nikolamotor.
ABOUT ZEEM SOLUTIONS
Zeem Solutions builds and operates zero-emission fleet depots that are transforming the way medium and heavy-duty fleets operate. Basic EV fleet-as-a-service amenities include vehicle leasing, vehicle charging, secured parking, vehicle maintenance and cleaning, and driver lounges. In addition, depots are used as needed for the intermediate charging of fleets with high mileage. Zeem deploys depots in strategic locations to accelerate fleet electrification and zero-emission mobility, serve as hubs for technological innovation and support the growing clean energy economy. Visit www.zeemsolutions.com for more information.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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SOURCE Nikola Corporation