IMC Purchases Fuel Cell Electric Trucks - Smart Energy Decisions

Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  March 8, 2024

IMC Purchases Fuel Cell Electric Trucks

IMC, a marine drayage company, unveiled its fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks. 

The fuel cell electric trucks were purchased from Nikola,  a global company that manufactures zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, via the HYLA brand.

IMC initiated the purchase of 50 Nikola hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks through Tom's Truck Centers, a member of the Nikola sales and service dealer network. This strategic deal already brought IMC an initial batch of 10 trucks in the fourth quarter of 2023 with an additional 10 scheduled for this month. The remaining 30 are expected to be delivered by the end of 2024.

"Our order for 50 Nikola hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks signifies our commitment to innovation and sustainability in drayage operations," said IMC CEO Joel Henry in a statement. "We're confident that these technology-advanced trucks will not only meet but exceed our expectations for enhanced efficiency and operational excellence."

IMC hauls containers from ports to warehouses and reports a growing demand for sustainable transportation. The deployment of these hydrogen-powered trucks will be utilized in IMC's operations primarily in California, plus Arizona and Nevada.

In compliance with pending California regulations mandating that all new drayage trucks registered must be zero-emission vehicles in an effort to phase out fossil-fuel trucks from ports by 2035, Nikola's hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles offer an immediate solution. 

IMC secured significant incentives through CARB's Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) program and Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Fund Rate  through Tom's Truck Centers.

Tags: IMC, Nikola

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