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London (February 6, 2020) — IVECO and FPT Industrial, the commercial vehicle and powertrain brands of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI/ MI: CNHI), and Nikola Motor Company will manufacture, through their European Joint Venture, the Nikola TRE in Ulm, Germany, at the IVECO manufacturing facility.

This strategic and exclusive Heavy-Duty Truck partnership saw CNH Industrial taking a $250 million stake in Nikola as the lead Series D investor. The partnership announcement at the CNH Industrial Capital Markets Day in September 2019, was quickly followed in December with the unveiling of the Nikola TRE, a battery electric vehicle (BEV) heavy duty truck, which is the first step towards the fuel-cell electric (FCEV) model.

Today, the site in Ulm is IVECO’s chassis engineering hub, ideally situated at the heart of the Baden-Württemberg region, which is striving to become a leading hub for fuel-cell mobility thanks also to its skilled workforce and research labs. The region has committed a substantial investment to fund research and development projects in the area which has a strong automotive industry, with strategic project partnerships, meaning the Ulm facility will benefit from close proximity to key suppliers.

Furthermore, the German Federal Government recently released its draft National Hydrogen Strategy, which has the aim of expanding the pioneering role of Companies in hydrogen technologies. In this strategy, it commits a total of two billion euro to fund the hydrogen innovation programme, incl. the development of the necessary distribution infrastructure.

“Our European joint-venture with NIKOLA and today’s announcement, is real proof that zero-emission long-haul transport is becoming a reality, resulting in tangible environmental benefits for Europe’s long distance hauliers and its citizens,” said Hubertus Mühlhäuser, Chief Executive Officer, CNH Industrial. “The decision to build the Nikola TRE in Ulm – a center of heavy-duty truck engineering excellence – underscores the site’s strategic location at the heart of Germany’s fuel cell technology cluster.”

In the first stage of the project, €40 million will be invested by the joint-venture Company to upgrade the manufacturing facility, which will focus on final assembly of the vehicle. Start of production is anticipated within the first quarter of 2021, with deliveries of the Nikola TRE beginning in the same year.

“The Nikola TRE is proving to be the most advanced articulated truck in the world and will continue to set the standard for zero-emission vehicles today and in the future,” said Trevor Milton, Chief Executive Officer, Nikola Motor Company. “The decision to volume produce the TRE in the city of Ulm is a fitting example of how to create jobs, foster innovation, provide certainty to new zero-emission part suppliers and serve as an example to other OEM’s. The world is ready for zero-emission freight transportation, and the joint venture between Nikola and IVECO will be the first to deliver. I look forward to seeing the first production vehicles come off the line.”

The first models to enter production will be the battery-electric 4×2 and 6×2 articulated trucks with modular and scalable batteries with a capacity of up to 720 kWh and an electric powertrain that delivers up to 480 kW of continuous power output.

The Ulm facility will receive module supplies from IVECO´s manufacturing locations in Valladolid and Madrid, Spain, which will enable a rapid ramp up to meet expected customer demand. Fuel-cell electric versions, built on the same platform, will be tested under the EU-funded H2Haul project during 2021 for an expected market launch in 2023.

The Nikola TRE currently in development is based on the new IVECO S-WAY platform and integrates Nikola’s truck technology, controls and infotainment. Testing is expected to begin in mid-2020 with prototypes showcased at the IAA 2020 commercial vehicle exhibition in Hannover, Germany this September.

“By drawing on our Gold standard World Class Manufacturing sites in Madrid and Valladolid, Spain, where the IVECO S-Way is produced, we are able to accelerate final assembly, powertrain integration and high-end customization of the Nikola TRE for a timely market introduction in 2021” said Gerrit Marx, President Commercial and Speciality Vehicles, CNH Industrial.

This Joint Venture forms part of a wider partnership established with Nikola to accelerate industry transformation towards emission neutrality of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks in North America and Europe through the adoption of fuel-cell technology. The primary focus of the collaboration is to leverage each partners’ respective expertise to successfully deploy zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and to disrupt the industry with an entirely new business model.

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SAN REMO 2020

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Una volta l’Italia era un Paese arretrato e bigotto, il festival di Sanremo ne era una fedele rappresentazione, infatti, vi venivano invitati cantanti mediocri come Louis Armstrong, Wilson Pickett, Lucio Battisti, Mia Martini, Fausto Leali, che chiamavano “il negro bianco”…, immagino che non li abbiate mai sentiti nominare. Non fregava a nessuno quali fossero le idee politiche degli artisti e degli ospiti che vi partecipavano, contava solo il talento, nessuno voleva scandalizzare e provocare i cosiddetti benpensanti, a Sanremo si doveva dimostrare di saper suonare e cantare, contava solo la musica. I cantanti si presentavano in giacca e cravatta, Battisti era un po’ eccentrico e si mise il foulard, per cantare “Un’avventura”, una canzone sfigata che presto venne dimenticata da tutti. Insomma, un evento scadente, ma, ve l’ho detto, eravamo un Paese culturalmente arretrato, prigioniero di tanti pregiudizi, di più non potevamo offrire o pretendere. Però, poi, l’Italia si è modernizzata ed emancipata, si è liberata di tanti tabù, così Sanremo ha fatto il salto di qualità, oggi il festival è soprattutto un’occasione per discutere di questioni serie ed il livello qualitativo delle canzoni in gara si è alzato notevolmente. Certo, siamo rimasti un Paese razzistello, sotto sotto pure fascistello, abbiamo ancora qualche problema con la lingua inglese, evadiamo le tasse, qualcuno scrive ancora “Patria” con la “p” maiuscola…, ci vorrà ancora un po’ di tempo per risolvere tutti questi problemi, ma siamo ben avviati sulla strada che porta alla civiltà. Indietro non si torna. Sono finiti i tempi in cui un artista americano sconosciuto, di bassa qualità, saliva sul parco e cantava “Deborah”. Poi, ci sono quelli che vanno su Facebook e scrivono che il festival è stato penoso, si lamentano che devono pagare il canone per Fabio Fazio… Non li ascoltate, sono i populisti, a quella gente non va bene mai niente, sono rimasti ai tempi di “Finché la barca va”, sono tutti fascistoni, pure falsi, perché dicono di rimpiangere Orietta Berti e le gemelle Kessler, ma, in realtà, rimpiangono Mussolini. Dipendesse da loro, saremmo ancora in camicia nera o vivremmo nell’Italietta, quando ogni italiano aveva un posto di lavoro stabile, riusciva ad acquistarsi una casa, aveva una pensione che gli permetteva di vivere la vecchiaia dignitosamente, ma poi, quando andavi all’estero, alla frontiera perdevi cinque minuti per mostrare il passaporto (io ricordo uno che, addirittura, venne trattenuto dai doganieri ben otto minuti). Fortunatamente, non siamo più quel Paese rozzo, incolto e troglodita di trenta o quarant’anni fa. Non abbiamo più l’anello al naso (no, quello molti lo portano, ma è un modo di dire, intendevo in senso figurato, non mi prendete sempre alla lettera, un po’ di elasticità mentale, per favore). Sanremo, oggi, è il suggello ed il simbolo d’un Paese finalmente moderno, europeo, d’una società aperta, multiculturale, multietnica… e non mi ricordo più come si dice in questi casi. Comunque, in sintesi, noi possiamo solo essere orgogliosi di ciò che abbiamo fatto in Italia in quest’ultimo trentennio. Mai più uno come Lucio Battisti a Sanremo. Mai più.
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FIAT 509 “A DELFINO”

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La Delfino è stata realizzata sul telaio di una Fiat 509 A del 1925, una vettura piuttosto diffusa all’epoca. La Fiat dopo avere realizzato gli autotelai, li inviava a carrozzieri specializzati, che provvedevano alla realizzazione delle carrozzerie, berlina, spider, torpedo, o sportiva, a seconda delle richieste della clientela.

The Delfino was built on the chassis of a 1925 Fiat 509 A, a rather popular car at the time. After making the chassis, Fiat sent them to specialized body builders, who provided for the construction of the bodywork, sedan, spider, torpedo, or sports car, according to customer requests.

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La Tecnica:

L’autotelaio e quello di una Fiat 509 A del 1925, con motore a 4 cilindri da 990 cc, erogante 22 Cv a 3400 giri/min, cambio a 3 marce a leva centrale.

La carrozzeria è stata interamente realizzata in alluminio, una vera e propria opera d’arte che riproduce la forma di un pesce con tanto di coda, occhi e bocca. Costituita da due semi gusci saldati e uniti da una giunzione invisibile, la carrozzeria della Delfino è piuttosto leggera e tende a flettere molto causando crepe nella carrozzeria.

La lavorazione della carrozzeria della Fiat 509 A Delfino venne denominata “bouchonnè”, e riproduceva le squame della pelle del pesce. La finitura bouchonnè venne realizzata applicando a dei tappi di sughero una carta abrasiva molto fine, grana 600. Facendo ruotare a mano questi tappi, ed esercitando una certa pressione, venivano lasciati dei segni circolari che realizzati uno accanto all’altro su tutta la carrozzeria riproducevano la pelle del pesce, per finire, una verniciatura trasparente ricreava l’effetto viscido dei pesci.

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The Technique:

The chassis of a 1925 Fiat 509 A with 990 cc 4-cylinder engine, delivering 22 HP at 3400 rpm, 3-speed gearbox with central lever.

The bodywork was entirely made of aluminum, a real work of art that reproduces the shape of a fish with a tail, eyes and mouth. Made up of two half-shells welded and joined by an invisible joint, the Delfino bodywork is rather light and tends to flex a lot, causing cracks in the bodywork.

The bodywork of the Fiat 509 A Delfino was called “bouchonnè”, and reproduced the scales of the fish’s skin. The bouchonné finish was achieved by applying a very fine abrasive paper, 600 grit, to cork stoppers. By making these stoppers rotate by hand, and exerting a certain pressure, circular marks were left which, reproduced side by side on the entire bodywork, reproduced the skin of the fish, to finish, a transparent varnish recreated the slimy effect of the fish.

 

La Storia:

La carrozzeria della Fiat 509 A Delfino era davvero speciale, perché riproduceva la forma di un pesce. La Fiat 509 A Delfino fu realizzata tra il 1925 e il 1926 dalla Martelleria Italiana Riva Panzeri di Milano, e venne acquistata nel 1926 da Giuseppe Bonaldi, il Podestà di Bergamo. Bonaldi ebbe poco tempo per godersi la sua Delfino, infatti, poco tempo dopo, il Governo fascista, per fronteggiare i costi della guerra, promulgò l’editto “Ferro alla Patria” dove invitava tutti i cittadini a donare rottami di ferro da fondere per la produzione di cannoni.

Bonaldi da buon patriota rispose all’appello, e consegnò la sua Fiat 509 A Delfino ai depositi governativi, questa donazione venne accettata solo in parte, la carrozzeria a forma di delfino non andava bene per fare i cannoni visto che era di alluminio, venne quindi smontata imballata e rispedita al mittente, senza autotelaio e senza motore che finirono invece nelle fonderie.

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History:

The bodywork of the Fiat 509 A Delfino was very special, because it reproduced the shape of a fish. The Fiat 509 A Delfino was built between 1925 and 1926 by the Italian Martelleria Riva Panzeri in Milan, and was purchased in 1926 by Giuseppe Bonaldi, the Podestà of Bergamo. Bonaldi had little time to enjoy his Dolphin, in fact, shortly afterwards, the Fascist government, to face the costs of the war, promulgated the edict “Ferro alla Patria” where he invited all citizens to donate scrap iron to melt for the cannon production.

Bonaldi as a good patriot answered the appeal, and delivered his Fiat 509 A Delfino to the government deposits, this donation was only partially accepted, the dolphin-shaped bodywork was not good for making cannons since it was made of aluminum, it therefore came disassembled packed and sent back to the sender, without chassis and engine which ended up in the foundries instead.

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MASERATI MUSEUM

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Maserati is an Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer. Established on 1 December 1914, in Bologna, Italy,

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The company’s headquarters are now in Modena, and its emblem is a trident. It has been owned by the Italian-American car giant FIAT Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and FCA’s Italian predecessor FIAT S.p.A. since 1993.

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Maserati was initially associated with Ferrari, which was also owned by FCA until being spun off in 2015, but more recently it has become part of the sports car group including Alfa Romeo and Abarth.

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National Trucks Manufacturers (NTM) FIAT-IVECO

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National Trucks Manufacturers (NTM) was originally established in 1975 by The Federal Government of Nigeria through a joint venture agreement with FIAT IVECO of ITALY for
progressive assembly and manufacturing of Trucks and Tractors. National Trucks Manufacturers Ltd began full operation of the assembly of trucks & agricultural tractors in 1980. The company unfortunately shut down operations in 1987 due to unfavorable economic conditions.

National Trucks Manufacturers (NTM) è stata originariamente istituita nel 1975 dal governo federale nigeriano attraverso un accordo di joint venture con FIAT IVECO dell’ITALIA per l’assemblaggio e produzione di camion e trattori. National Trucks Manufacturers Ltd ha iniziato la piena attività di assemblaggio di camion e trattori agricoli nel 1980. Purtroppo la società ha chiuso le attività nel 1987 a causa di condizioni economiche sfavorevoli.

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Today it is still fully functional:

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