Nissan’s Electric Delivery Trucks Join LA’s Supply Chain

Two battery electric powered (BEV) trucks have been added to a vital link in Nissan’s supply chain. The Nikola and Kenworth Class 8 heavy-duty trucks will transport new autos from the Port of Los Angeles to dealerships throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Nissan North America’s supply chain management vice president, Chris Styles, said, “Exploring the usage of BEV trucks for new vehicle delivery is a significant step on our journey toward carbon neutrality throughout our whole organization.”

According to the firm, the first delivery of the BEV car-haulers will include a cargo of Nissan’s new all-electric crossover, the 2023 Ariya.

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The research aims to help Nissan understand the issues associated with transporting automobiles with all-electric trucks. The company intends to deploy additional BEV vehicles in the region following the experiment, with the final goal of employing them for a variety of supply chain purposes.

Nissan stated that it is one of the first automakers to deploy BEVs for vehicle transportation and that the initiative is in line with the company’s long-term aim of achieving carbon neutrality across its operations by 2050.

Styles stated, “By adopting this technology early, we were demonstrating our inventive nature and positioned ourselves to accomplish our long-term aspirations for zero-emission mobility.”