Tesla rival Nikola Motor unveils hydrogen-powered truck for Europe

Tesla rival Nikola Motor unveils hydrogen-powered truck for Europe

U.S. electrical truck maker Nikola Motor unveiled the third model of its hydrogen-powered electrical semitrailer truck on Tuesday, which it says will likely be aimed toward European prospects.

The Nikola Tre — tre that means “three” in Norwegian — would be the “first European zero-emission industrial truck,” Trevor Milton, the agency’s founder and chief government, mentioned in a press release. Nikola didn’t reveal a worth for the brand new truck. A Tre prototype will likely be displayed on the agency’s Nikola World occasion in Phoenix, Arizona in April 2019.

It’s going to include “redundant braking, redundant steering, redundant 800Vdc batteries and a redundant 120 Kw hydrogen gas cell, all crucial for true degree 5 autonomy,” Milton added.

Redundancy in engineering means the duplication of significant elements of a system so as to enhance its reliability and efficiency. “Stage 5 autonomy” refers to a degree of autonomy in self-driving autos meaning they are often operated with out a human driver below any environmental situations.

Nikola, which was based in 2014, additionally mentioned it will be focusing on different worldwide markets together with Asia and Australia with its new articulated truck. On a reservation net web page for the agency’s newest car, it says the Nikola Tre will likely be “obtainable in Europe, Asia, and Australia.”

European testing of the truck is slated to start in Norway by round 2020, Nikola mentioned, and the agency is in “preliminary planning phases” to resolve a location for its European manufacturing plant.

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