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Electric Truckmaker to Use Fuel Cell System

Nikola Motor Co., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based startup company, says the North American version of the 2,000-hp electric Class 8 truck it announced in June will be powered by an 800-volt fuel cell system.
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Nikola Motor Co., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based startup company, says the North American version of the 2,000-hp electric Class 8 truck it announced in June will be powered by an 800-volt fuel cell system.

A hybrid-electric drivetrain with a compressed natural gas-fueled turbine will be used other markets.

The fuel cell vehicle will have an estimated driving range of 1,200 miles. To support the trucks, Nikola plans to open a network of 50 hydrogen fueling stations across the U.S. by 2020. The hydrogen, which also will be used to power Nikola’s manufacturing plants, will be derived from water via an electrolysis process at three 100-megawatt solar farms.

The company plans to unveil the production version of the $375,000 truck, dubbed One, on Dec. 1.

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