Posts Tagged: Nikola Motor Company

Nikola receives order for 2,500 electric refuse trucks

Zero-emission truck startup Nikola has secured an order for at least 2,500 electric refuse trucks (expandable up to 5,000) from Republic Services, the second-largest solid waste hauler in the US. Nikola says on-road testing is “likely to begin in early 2022,” and deliveries will begin in 2023. The new trucks will use Nikola’s Tre powertrain…. Read more »

Nikola founder Trevor Milton on fuel cells, batteries and a pay-per-mile model

In these troubled days, the world is divided into two hostile camps—each faction demonizes the other, and refuses even to listen to the other side’s arguments. Families have been torn apart, and sometimes it seems people are about to come to physical violence, or even block former Facebook friends. But what if the batteries-vs-hydrogen debate… Read more »

Guidehouse Insights report identifies Rivian, Nio, and Nikola as “leading EV upstarts”

Global interest in plug-in vehicles continues to grow, but Big Auto continues to take only timid and halting steps toward electrification. This presents opportunities for bold new competitors to establish footholds in the auto market of the future. A new report from Guidehouse Insights identifies some of the “leading EV upstarts.” Guidehouse notes that momentum… Read more »

CNH Industrial invests $250 million in fuel cell truck maker Nikola, plans to enter European market

Dutch commercial vehicle maker CNH Industrial plans to form an exclusive partnership with Nikola, an Arizona manufacturer of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cell and battery technology. CNH Industrial will take a $250-million strategic stake in Nikola as the lead Series D investor. CNH will provide $100 million cash and $150 million… Read more »

Nikola announces battery-electric semi will join fuel cells in its lineup

Nikola Motor Company, which has been developing fuel cell trucks, recently announced that it also intends to offer some battery-electric models. The Nikola Two and Nikola Tre (European version) will be available in BEV versions, while the biggest truck in the lineup, Nikola One, will remain FCV only. The company plans to present the new… Read more »

Anheuser-Busch orders 800 hydrogen-electric trucks from Nikola

Anheuser-Busch has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company. The fuel cell trucks, which will offer a range between 500 and 1,200 miles and refueling time of less than 20 minutes, are expected to be integrated into Anheuser-Busch’s fleet beginning in 2020. Anheuser-Busch aims to convert its entire long-haul… Read more »

Fuel cell truck maker Nikola gets investment from safety specialist WABCO

WABCO Holdings (NYSE: WBC), a global supplier of technologies and services for commercial vehicles, has made a $10-million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, developer of a Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck. The two companies also agreed to work together to develop safety technologies specifically designed for electric commercial vehicles, including electronic braking systems… Read more »

Nikola and Bosch partner on hydrogen-electric Class 8 truck

Nikola Motor Company is partnering with Bosch on the development of its hydrogen fuel cell range-extended electric Class 8 long-haul truck, which was unveiled as a prototype last December. By 2021, the company intends to bring the Nikola One and Two to market, each of which will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 lb-ft… Read more »

Nikola unveils Class 8 hydrogen-electric truck (Updated: Company unveiling video)

Nikola Motor Company, named for a certain Serbian-American inventor, recently unveiled its Nikola One electric semi-truck at its Salt Lake City headquarters. The Nikola One has an electric drivetrain powered by lithium batteries, as well as a hydrogen fuel cell. It has a range of 800-1,200 miles, and delivers over 1,000 hp and 2,000 ft-lbs… Read more »