Covenant Logistics Group inks LOI for 40 Nikola Tre FCEVs

Nikola Corp. and Covenant Logistics Group recently revealed a collaboration that will further Covenant's sustainability objectives by adding dozens of zero-emission vehicles to their fleet.

This collaboration includes a signed LOI for 40 Nikola Tre fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and 10 Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), following the satisfactory completion of a Nikola Tre FCEV and Nikola Tre BEV demonstration program. Delivery to Covenant of the first Tre BEV truck and mobile charging trailer for testing is anticipated to occur in Q2 2022, with the Tre FCEV testing expected to follow in 2023.

"The Tre BEV and FCEV trucks are both uniquely equipped to offer zero-emissions service to Covenant's wide range of customer applications," said Pablo Koziner, president of Nikola's Energy and Commercial division. "While the Tre BEV is ideally suited for short-haul, metro-regional applications, the Nikola Tre FCEV has an anticipated range of up to 500 miles and is expected to be a valuable addition to their highway regional operation. We are excited to partner with a strong national operation like Covenant supported by our dealer network."

"Nikola's battery-electric and hydrogen roadmap fits perfectly with Covenant's approach to sustainability as we increasingly work with customers to minimize their scope three emissions and meet their ESG initiatives. Adoption of BEV and FCEV technologies are an important part of Covenant's long term commitment to the decarbonization of freight and we are excited about this opportunity to partner with Nikola to meet these goals," said Matt McLelland, Covenant's VP of Sustainability and Innovation.