In partnership with Anheuser-Busch, Nikola Motor Company has completed its first commercial delivery using a hydrogen-electric vehicle.
Yesterday morning, a Nikola hydrogen-electric truck picked up a load of beer from Anheuser-Busch and delivered it to a local wholesaler partner, Lohr Distributors, who then delivered the beer to the Enterprise Centre.
“As the first commercial delivery of freight with our hydrogen-electric truck, this is an exciting time for both Nikola and Anheuser-Busch,” said Trevor Milton CEO of Nikola.
“This milestone will become an example for all other OEM’s to move away from diesel trucks and towards zero emission vehicles. We look forward to helping the Anheuser-Busch team achieve their sustainability goals by leveraging Nikola’s zero emissions technology.”
Last year, Anheuser-Busch placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered semi-trucks from Nikola which will help the brewer to transition their entire long-haul dedicated fleet to zero emission vehicles.
“At Anheuser-Busch, we are continuously searching for innovative ways to improve sustainability across our entire value chain, progressing towards reaching our sustainability goals and driving our industry forward,” said Ingrid De Ryck, Vice-President of Procurement and Sustainability at Anhuser-Busch.
“No single company can build a more sustainable future alone, but this zero-emission delivery has shown what is possible when we bring together the various strengths and assets within our supplier network to work towards a shared objective of a better world.”