Thursday, December 01, 2016

the hydrogen-powered Nikola One long haul truck was unveiled today, and it looks more aerodynamic... time will tell it it's just another overpriced concept no one buys

The class 8 truck will have a range of 800 to 1,200 miles between refueling. If the company delivers on that range, the truck might get from San Francisco to Cheyenne, Wyoming on one tank of gas. And the fuel needed for that trip will be included in the 72-month leasing program that company is offering.

To solve the limited supply of hydrogen along the highways of the United States and Canada, Nikola also announced its plans to build a Hydrogen production refinery, and Hydrogen stations to refuel its new trucks for the first million miles, for free. The company will start making these, maybe, if it gets investors and everything goes well in permits and DOT inspections and testing, it's possibly breaking ground on the refueling stops in 2018 and they will open in 2019.

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  1. 800 to 1,200 miles on a fill-up? Big whoop!

    My 1999 Volvo 610 (450 HP 1,550 lbs/ft) carries 300 gallons of diesel. I get 9 to 9.5 MPG on the highway - granted we're only towing a 20k fifth wheel instead of a 40k commercial trailer - but that gives me an easy 2,500 miles between fuel stops.

    1. wow... that is a loonnngggg way between fill ups!