THE FUTURE OF CARGO TRANSPORT IS ELECTRIFYING. THE CORRIERE DELLA SERA NEWSPAPER INTERVIEWED SELIN TUR, THE MANAGER HEADING UP THE FPT INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT
Is the world of heavy transport really changing? If you look at FPT Industrial, it would certainly seem so. Starting from an all-female leadership, with Suzanne Heywood CEO of CNH Industrial, Annalisa Stupenengo MD of FPT Industrial, and Selin Tur, manager of the brand's electrical powertrain engineering, who is responsible for getting the electric Nikola Tre truck project on the road. The Turkish engineer and manager, with a past in Formula E with team Jaguar Racing, was featured in a long and fascinating interview in the Corriere della Sera newspaper.
Born in Smirne (Turkey) 43 years ago and a long-time Ferrari fan in Formula 1, Selin Tur was selected by Annalisa Stupenengo to head up the zero-emissions heavy road transport project, powered by FPT Industrial.
It is called Nikola Tre, and it is the first electrically powered truck based on an IVECO platform, born out of a collaboration with the American start-up, Nikola (named after Tesla). With the prototype and commissioning stages complete, Nikola Tre, which promises a range of up to 500 km (310 miles), could début as early as 2021, whereas a hydrogen powered fuel cell version is planned by the end of 2023.
“There will be no standard engine in the future.” Selin Tur stated, “There will be a diversification of motors. And this will happen, not only for environmental and regulatory reasons, but because each vehicle will use the technology that is best suited for its assigned task.”
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