J.B. Hunt Adds Electric, Hydrogen Trucks - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions  -  August 1, 2023

J.B. Hunt Adds Electric, Hydrogen Trucks

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. will purchase 13 zero-emission Class 8 trucks to lower the intensity of its carbon emissions.

The trucks will be manufactured by Nikola Corporation, a global company specializing in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, via the HYLA brand.

"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, in a statement. "These zero-emission trucks from Nikola advance our progress toward achieving our ambitious goal to reduce carbon emission intensity through viable solutions."

The initial truck order will include 10 battery-electric and three hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. The delivery of the first vehicles is expected in August 2023.  The 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 for this transition.

In November 2022, J.B. Hunt set a goal to reduce carbon emission intensity 32% by 2034 with a 2019 baseline. 

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