Nikola Motor Company after showing semi truck prototype named the One. Now the company has released more act information for what could be the first company of long-haul commercialized trucks with zero pipe emissions and this is to led major transformation in commercial truck segment over the next decade.
Established brand such as Freightliner and its genitor, Daimler, are definitely up to the work, the disorder could allow a brand-new epoch of upstart companies including Nikola and even Tesla—to potentially seize some of the asset.
Truckmakers are preparing to inform mixtures that roughly antiparallel how traveler automobiles are being produced, furloughed motors, upgraded mechanics, coupling, and, in some cases, artillery-electric and fuel-cell powertrains.
The Nikola One is a long-extent collection 8 semi, with an electric engine system consigning power to the wheels and a hydrogen fuel cell making up to 300 kW and modified by a 320-kWh artillery pack. Its extent is 800 to 1200 miles between hydrogen fuelling stops, and the all-electric powertrain should make the Nikola One exceptionally fast. The electric engine system delivers 1000 horsepower and 2000 lb-ft of torque.
By examination, Peterbilt collection 8 semi use a large diesel inline-six that makes up to 510 hp and 1850 lb-ft of torque.
Nikola hasn’t told any fuel-consumption figures for the One yet—or determined the business of the fuel-cell pile—but it bays champion-in-collection ratio. Preceding ideas from Nikola thought around the use of a natural-gas-fueled turbine that would make power for the electric drivetrain.
The 320-kWh artillery pack for the Nikola One version is made of 18,650 lithium-ion cells, the same category used in Tesla commodities. Its closing capability could be slightly large or small, the company says, and it will measure between 3000 and 4000 pounds. The fuel cell functions as an range extender that charges the artillery as needed, but without the fuel cell the truck can go between 100 and 200 miles, depends on the load weight.
The trucks will feature a 21-inch plumb touchscreen, and Nikola is intending to include freight-scheduling app with all One and Two trucks. Perhaps most worthy of all the information is Nikola’s arrangement business—with Ryder, which will give comprehensive sales, work, and assurance assist at its 800 venues. Initially, Nikola ideas only to lease these trucks which costs $5000 to $7000 per month. In component to the hydrogen for fuelling , that includes warranty coverage and scheduled maintenance repair for seven years or 1 million miles, whichever comes first. The company is demanding for at least $1500 down (100 proportion refundable) for those wanting to lease. The company bays to have reservations that whole nearly $3 billion.
Nikola trucks also would include free hydrogen for the first 1 million miles amd says that it currently has 364 strategically put hydrogen stations intended across the U.S. and Canada, and many more to come. However building on the system hasn’t yet began and hydrogen supplying devotions are exorbitant—between $1 billion and $2 billion each, although those costs could gradually come down.
The first 5000 Nikola One trucks will be made under contract by Fitzgerald Glider Kits, Byrdstown, Tennessee, for marketplace beginning in 2019, with U.S. Xpress signed on as one of the first fleet consumers. Simultaneously, a $1 billion plant will be made in the state so that Nikola can make its own trucks at high measure.