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J.B. Hunt to order 13 Nikola electric trucks

July 31, 2023
The intermodal giant will purchase 10 battery-electric and three hydrogen fuel cell-electric Class 8 vehicles for use in Dallas and Phoenix. Nikola will supply the hydrogen and fueling infrastructure through its hydrogen arm, Hyla.

J.B. Hunt has entered into an agreement with Nikola to purchase 13 of the electric vehicle maker’s zero-emission Class 8 trucks.

“It’s important for us to be at the forefront of new technologies and innovative solutions that have the potential to change the way we move freight,” said Nick Hobbs, chief operating officer and president of contract services at J.B. Hunt (No. 3 on the FleetOwner 500: Top For-Hire Fleets). “These zero-emission trucks from Nikola advance our progress toward achieving our ambitious goal to reduce carbon emission intensity through viable solutions.”

See also: Nikola partners with BayoTech for hydrogen distribution

The initial truck order will include 10 battery-electric and three hydrogen fuel cell-electric vehicles, with delivery of the first vehicles expected next month, according to a J.B. Hunt press release. These trucks will be located at facilities servicing J.B. Hunt’s key routes, including in the greater Los Angeles and Phoenix areas. Nikola’s hydrogen arm, Hyla, will supply the hydrogen and fueling infrastructure.

“We are thrilled that the industry leader for supply-chain solutions has chosen our Nikola Class 8 battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell-electric trucks to use for their operations,” Nikola CEO Michael Lohscheller said in a statement. “Their purchase and use of these zero-emissions trucks are a testament to the hard work of our engineering, development, and manufacturing teams, who created a robust, highly advanced truck lineup, as well as our Hyla hydrogen infrastructure solutions, which are designed to benefit companies such as J.B. Hunt.”

J.B. Hunt stated in the press release that incorporating alternative fuel vehicles into its fleet is one step on its journey to reduce carbon emissions 32% by 2034.

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