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BYD, Nikola zero-emissions trucks help Anheuser-Busch deliver game-day beer

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Anheuser-Busch has teamed up with fleet partners, Nikola Corporation and BYD Motors, to deliver Bud Light NEXT with zero-emissions. The special ‘zero-emission delivery’ leveraged the technology of both partner to sustainably deliver beer from Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Van Nuys, California to bars and retailers in Los Angeles using only zero-emission vehicles. The extended range Nikola Tre hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) picked up a load of beer from the brewery and delivered it to the Anheuser-Busch AB One distribution facility in Carson, CA. From there, a BYD battery-electric 8TT day cab tractor delivered the beer to local bars and retailers to be enjoyed by consumers during the big game.

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This milestone delivery also marked the expansion of Anheuser-Busch’s partnerships with both Nikola and BYD in California as part of the brewers’ global net-zero ambition and commitment to reducing carbon emissions across their U.S. value chain by 25% by 2025.

In 2018, Anheuser-Busch entered a partnership with Nikola for an order of hydrogen-electric powered semi-trucks to help transition its entire long-haul dedicated fleet to zero-emission vehicles.

This month, Anheuser-Busch and Nikola began a three-month pilot by placing two Nikola Tre alpha FCEVs into daily service within the brewer’s Southern California network.

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