Super Truck Nikola One goes to the hydrogenAugust 31, 2016
American Nikola Motor Company has announced that its revolutionary power truck Nikola One also offered in versions for fuel cells.
The revolutionary power truck Nikola One, the first demonstration of the model is scheduled for December 1 in Salt Lake City power plant equipped with a fuel cell. However these machines can order only in the US and Canada. Other countries truck will be available with previously announced gas turbine engine that drives by the electric motors.
As for the hydrogen-electric power plant to 800v, then it Nikola One truck has the same great reserve as gas-electric – 1200 miles (1920 km). With this fuel consumtion will be only 12 liters per 100 kilometers – and it’s fully loaded road train. Thus, Nikola One will be among the most economical trucks in heavy class (the American classification – Class 8). Moreover, and most environmentally friendly, since hydrogen truck has zero emissions into the atmosphere.
It is important that the company Nikola Motor plans to produce hydrogen not only trucks, but also provide them with appropriate fuel. For this it will build solar plants that provide electricity for production hydrogen from water. Each of them will be a capacity of 100 megawatts. By 2020, Nikola Motor is going to build a country of 50 factories.