A Hydrogen Truck for the European Market

A Hydrogen Truck for the European Market

Lost in the parade of hybrid and electric vehicles hitting the market is hydrogen – as an alternative to petrol or the main ingredient in fuel cells. Nikola’s Tre, “three” in Norwegian, takes the latter approach, and uses it to fuel 800-volt batteries.

Startup Nikola recently unveiled the Tre, which the company claims will be “the first European zero-emission commercial truck to be delivered with redundant braking, redundant steering, redundant 800Vdc batteries and a redundant 120 kW hydrogen fuel cell, all necessary for true level 5 autonomy.”

And even though testing won’t begin until 2020, Nikola revealed that the Tre will come in 6x4 or 6x2 configurations, with 500 to 1,000 HP and range of 500 to 1,200 kilometers (310.6-745.6 miles).

Furthermore, the Tre sports up to 2,000 ft lbs torque and a scant refill time of 20 minutes. Securing a refill should be easy – hydrogen stations should sprout up in Europe around 2022, roundabout the same time the Tre goes into production in the EU and the U.S.  

 The company wants to have more than 700 hydrogen stations online in America by 2028.

Reservations for the Tre are now open, and Nikola already has pre-orders totaling eleven billion dollars.

Read more about the Tre here: https://nikolamotor.com/press_releases/nikola-launches-stunning-truck-for-european-market-53