An order has been placed by Anheuser-Busch to the Nikola Motor Company for up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered semi-trucks that use hydrogen-electric renewable technology.
The zero-emission trucks — which will be able to travel between 500 and 1,200 miles and be refilled within 20 minutes — are expected to be integrated into Anheuser-Busch’s fleet beginning in 2020.
Through this agreement, Anheuser-Busch aims to eventually convert its entire long-haul dedicated fleet to renewable powered trucks by 2025.
“At Anheuser-Busch we’re continuously searching for ways to improve sustainability across our entire value chain and drive our industry forward,” said chief executive Michel Doukeris. “The transport industry is one that is ripe for innovative solutions and Nikola is leading the way with hydrogen-electric, zero-emission capabilities. We are very excited by the possibilities our partnership with them can offer.”
Trevor Milton, chief executive of Nikola Motor Company, added: “Hydrogen-electric technology is the future of logistics and we’re proud to be leading the way. Anheuser-Busch has a long history of investing in progressive, sustainable technology and we are excited to partner with them to bring the largest hydrogen network in the world to the USA.”