Nikola Motor Company has unveiled its highly anticipated Nikola One electric semi-truck at its Salt Lake City headquarters. The event was attended by more than 600 members of the media, industry partners, customers and government leaders.
Pride Truck Group from Mississauga was amongst special invitees at the launch and was represented by Sam Johal (President) and Vik Gupta (Sr. VP) who had meaningful discussions with Nikola Motors CEO Trevor Milton.
The Nikola One utilizes a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries. Energy will be supplied on-the-go by a hydrogen fuel cell giving the Nikola One a range of 800 – 1,200 miles while delivering over 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 ft. lbs. of torque – nearly double that of any semi-truck on the road.
The Nikola Complete Leasing Program will offer unlimited miles, unlimited hydrogen fuel, warranty and scheduled maintenance during a 72-month term all for only $5,000 – $7,000 per month (depending on options and trim). To date, Nikola Motor Company has accepted reservations totaling nearly three billion dollars in future orders.
Fitzgerald Truck Parts & Sales, based in Byrdstown, Tennessee will build the first 5,000 trucks, while Nikola moves forward on its $1 billion manufacturing facility with capacity for up to 50,000 trucks per year. The location of the Nikola Motor manufacturing facility will be determined in the first half of 2017.
Nikola announced Ryder System as its exclusive nationwide distribution and maintenance provider. Ryder has a network of over 800 service locations in North America.
Nikola trucks can refuel with hydrogen from any of the 364 strategically positioned hydrogen stations planned across the U.S. and Canada, and many more to come.
Nikola Motor Company designs and manufactures electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains. NMC is led by its CEO Trevor Milton. For complete product details on the Nikola One, visit www.nikolamotor.com.