NIKOLA LAUNCHES THE ONE CLASS 8 ELECTRIC SEMI-TRUCK
Nikola Motor Company (NMC) of Salt Lake City USA, named after the famous electrical engineer Nikola Tesla, was quietly formed by founder and CEO Trevor Milton years ago to design and manufacture electric vehicles, energy storage systems and electric vehicle drivetrain components.
With the first working prototypes displayed to the public later this year, the company will launch a 2,000 horsepower, electric semi-truck, dubbed "Nikola One", and a 520 hp, 4x4 electric UTV with a code name of "Nikola Zero."
Reservations have just begun for both the Nikola Zero UTV and the Nikola One electric semi-truck. While the majority of the semi-trucks components are being developed by Nikola, the company also co-designed the industry's first ever independent suspension with Meritor.
Prior to establishing Nikola, Milton was CEO of dHybrid Systems, a natural gas storage technology company that was acquired in October 2014 by one of America's largest steel providers, Worthington Industries.
Nikola Motor Company designs and manufactures electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains.
This first-ever electric driven class 8 semi-truck, which is capable of pulling a total gross weight of 80,000 pounds, has a battery bank charged by a turbine-driven generator, which needs fuel. There are 150 gallons of natural gas on board, enough to power this truck up to 1,200 miles without stopping to fill up. This driveline may also be used for coaches.