NIKOLA

IN­TRO­DUCES CLASS 8 TRUCK HY­DRO­GEN-ELEC­TRIC

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Nikola Mo­tor Com­pany has un­veiled its highly an­tic­i­pated Nikola One elec­tric semi-truck at its Salt Lake City head­quar­ters. The event was at­tended by more than 600 mem­bers of the me­dia, in­dus­try part­ners, cus­tomers and gov­ern­ment lead­ers.

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

The Nikola Com­plete Leas­ing Pro­gram will of­fer un­lim­ited miles, un­lim­ited hy­dro­gen fuel, war­ranty and sched­uled main­te­nance dur­ing a 72-month term all for only $5,000 - $7,000 per month (de­pend­ing on op­tions and trim). To date, Nikola Mo­tor Com­pany has ac­cepted reser­va­tions to­tal­ing nearly three bil­lion dol­lars in fu­ture or­ders.

Fitzger­ald Truck Parts & Sales, based in Byrd­stown, Ten­nessee will build the first 5,000 trucks, while Nikola moves for­ward on its $1 bil­lion man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity with ca­pac­ity for up to 50,000 trucks per year. The lo­ca­tion of the Nikola Mo­tor man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity will be determined in the first half of 2017.

Nikola an­nounced Ry­der Sys­tem as its ex­clu­sive na­tion­wide dis­tri­bu­tion and main­te­nance provider. Ry­der has a net­work of over 800 ser­vice lo­ca­tions in North Amer­ica.

Nikola trucks can re­fuel with hy­dro­gen from any of the 364 strate­gi­cally po­si­tioned hy­dro­gen sta­tions planned across the U.S. and Canada, and many more to come.

Nikola Mo­tor Com­pany de­signs and man­u­fac­tures elec­tric ve­hi­cles, ve­hi­cle com­po­nents, en­ergy stor­age sys­tems, and elec­tric ve­hi­cle driv­e­trains. NMC is led by its CEO Trevor Mil­ton. For com­plete prod­uct de­tails on the Nikola One, visit www. niko­lam­o­tor.com.

PRIDE TRUCK GROUP FROM MIS­SIS­SAUGA WAS AMONGST SPE­CIAL IN­VI­TEES AT THE LAUNCH. SEEN HERE IS SAM JOHAL (PRES­I­DENT) AND VIK GUPTA (SR. VP) WITH NIKOLA MO­TORS CEO TREVOR MIL­TON.

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