Anheuser-Busch has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company. The fuel cell trucks, which will offer a range between 500 and 1,200 miles and refueling time of less than 20 minutes, are expected to be integrated into Anheuser-Busch’s fleet beginning in 2020.
Anheuser-Busch aims to 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,” said Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch. “The transport industry is one that is ripe for innovative solutions and Nikola is leading the way with hydrogen-electric, zero-emission capabilities.”
“Hydrogen-electric technology is the future of logistics,” said Nikola CEO Trevor Milton. “Anheuser-Busch has a long history of investing in sustainable technology and we are excited to partner with them to bring the largest hydrogen network in the world to the USA. By 2028, we anticipate having over 700 hydrogen stations across the USA and Canada. With nearly nine billion dollars in pre-order reservations, we are building to order, not speculation.”
Source: Nikola Motor Company