Nikola Motor unveils a new hydrogen semi truck designed

Nikola Motor has began taking reservations for Tre, the startup’s first hydrogen-electric truck built for the European market. Nikola Motor, which not as much as a one year ago presented plans to make a $1 billion hydrogen-electric semi truck manufacturing facility in a suburb of Phoenix, stated it’s in the preliminary planning phases to name the lawful spot for its European manufacturing facility. European making an strive out is projected to launch in Norway spherical 2020, the firm stated. The Tre — it manner three in Norwegian — is mute years away from production. CEO Trevor Milton stated production will launch spherical the identical time as its U.S. model between 2022 and 2023. Alternatively it illustrates Nikola’s global aspirations. The U.S. and Europe absorb different trucking regulations. Nikola needed to do a particular mannequin to fulfill those regulations forward of it mediate searching to interrupt into Europe.  The Tre would perchance be built with redundant braking, redundant steerage, redundant 800V dc batteries and a redundant a hundred and twenty kW hydrogen gasoline cell, all an crucial for pleasant-wanting level 5 autonomy, Milton stated in a assertion. Level 5 is the most reasonable most likely level autonomy, a designation wherein the automotive handles all riding beneath all prerequisites. The Nikola TRE will come will would perchance be found in in 500 to 1,000 horsepower variations. The truck would perchance be in a spot of abode to trudge 500 to 1,200 kilometers, reckoning on choices a customer chooses. Nikola plans to absorb bigger than seven-hundred hydrogen fueling stations one day of the U.S. and Canada by 2028. The firm stated Monday it’s working Nel Hydrogen of Oslo to provide hydrogen stations for the U.S. market. Nel would perchance be weak to procure resources for Nikola’s European increase approach, in retaining with Nikola CFO Kim Brady. By 2028, Nikol
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