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Nikola One Electric Semi-Truck Unveiled in Utah, Us

Nikola Motor has unveiled its Nikola One electric semi-truck vehicle at an invite-only event at its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, US.

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 2,000ft.lbs. of torque – nearly double that of any semi-truck on the road.

Never has a production model class 8 truck achieved best-in-class fuel efficiency while also dramatically improving performance over its diesel  competition – all with zero-emissions.

The Nikola One leasing program will include unlimited hydrogen fuel, warranty and scheduled  maintenance  during a 72 - month term. To date, Nikola Motor Company has accepted  reservations totaling nearly three billion dollars in future orders.

Nikola Manufacturing Plant &  Hydrogen Stations

Nikola Founder and CEO Trevor  Milton said: “Nikola  will build a world - class advanced manufacturing facility which will create thousands of  new jobs."

Nikola is currently in discussions with several states to decide who to partner with in its effort to reduce America’s dependence on  fossil fuels, advance green energy and revolutionize the trucking industry.

The location of t he  Nikola Motor manu facturing facility will be  determined in the first half of 2017. At the launch event, Milton will also unveil Nikola’s plan for a network of  Nikola hydrogen  fueling stations across the US and Canada. Nikola plans to begin construction of its hydrogen fueling stations in January 2018.

Nationwide Sales, Service and Warranty At t his evening’s event ,  Nikola Motor Company  will announc e  Ryder System , Inc. as its exclusive  nationwide  distribution and maintenance provider . Ryder has a network of over 800 service  locations in North America today.

Milton said: “We are extremely excited to finally show off the Nikola One to the public for the first time. “There are many  out there that wondered if we would deliver, but today we proudly show off the most advanced semi-truck ever built.

"We couldn’t be more thrilled to have one of the best brands in America, Ryder, as our trusted partner providing nationwide  sales, service and warranty for Nikola Motor Company.”  

Talking about the new strategic partnership, Ryder Global Fleet Management  Solutions president Dennis Cooke said:  “We commend Nikola for its leadership in zero emission vehicles, and for its decision to partner with Ryder as their exclusive nationwide distribution and maintenance provider.

This relationship is key to expanding our advanced vehicle technology  portfolio of innovative solutions. Ryder continually monitor s emerging fleet technologies and seeks to establish relationships with companies that are leading innovation within the  commercial transportation industry.”

In addition to Ryder System’s national coverage, Thompson Machinery, a Caterpillar dealer and  an early investor in Nikola Motor Company, will also offer sales and service in Tennessee and  Mississippi.

Nikola Zero

Nikola Motor Company also unveiled it plans for a 1,000 lb., 107kWh battery pack for its electric UTV, the Nikola Zero.

Milton said: “Our battery engineers have made major advances in storage and cooling.”

“We believe our lithium battery packs are more energy dense and weigh less than any available vehicle production pack per kWh. This new battery pack should give our UTV over 300 miles of range on a single charge.”

Nikola plans to offer its patent pending battery packs to OEMs for purchase beginning in 2017.

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