New hydrogen cells: Nikolas new semi-trailer truck to have a range of 900 miles with a hydrogen charge | message
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• Hydrogen truck with a range of 900 miles
• Nikola reports on development progress
• First prototypes from 2022
Nikola Motors with positive news
Nikola Motors, the American manufacturer of hydrogen-powered trucks, had to endure mostly negative press last year after a successful IPO. After allegations of fraud against the innovative company, cooperation partners dropped out and Nikola’s credibility was badly damaged.
This also had a direct effect on the course of the share price. After Nikola went public on June 4, 2020 with an entry price of US $ 35, the share quickly reached an all-time high of US $ 93.99 on June 10, 2020. Spheres that the share has not entered since then could get. From then on, a downward trend began, the price collapsed continuously and reached a value of 13.75 US dollars on December 24, the lowest value since the IPO. The stock is currently hovering around the $ 16 mark (as of March 4, 2021, close of trading).
But at the end of February 2021, positive news about Nikola made the rounds for the first time in some time. As Bloomberg reports, the company’s hydrogen-powered semi-trailer truck is to be equipped with a long-range battery, which will enable a range of 900 miles or 1,450 kilometers with a single charge.
Nikola Two FCEV: 900 miles range
The semi-trailer should come onto the market in 2024 and at the same time consolidate the company’s market position in the competitive business for sustainably powered vehicles. In addition, Nikola announced, according to Bloomberg information, that the sale of the “Tre shorter-range fuel-cell truck”, whose hydrogen tank should offer a range of 500 miles, is still planned for the year 2023.
In addition, Nikola previously worked on another truck – the Nikola Two – whose technology should enable a range of at least 750 miles. The new Nikola Two FCEV is based on this technology and, thanks to further measures, should now be able to achieve the advertised 900 miles range.
All vehicles are hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are characterized by the fact that they do not cause any emissions and at the same time should demonstrate a more effective use of energy than electric vehicles powered by lithium batteries.
The first prototypes are to be tested in 2022
This information published by Nikola about the developments of the trucks could show potential partners and the competition that Nikola has further successes to report with the new technology. Because it was only in January that the competitor Navistar International announced that it was planning to bring a long-haul truck with fuel cell technology to the market in 2024 and that this technology would already be available next year – 2022 – in a pilot project with J.B. Hunt Transportation to test, as the magazine ttnews.com reports.
Nikola plans to produce the first prototypes of the Tre FCEV with a range of 500 miles from the second quarter of 2021 in Arizona and Ulm, to test them from 2022 and to put them into production from the third quarter of 2023. In addition, production of the Nikola Tre BEV is to start in North America in the fourth quarter of 2021. The Tre BEV should be able to do up to 300 miles per charge.
“Our plan is to enter the market in steps. We are building on the basis of the current Tres with the plan to bring our fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems to market in 2023,” commented Jason Roycht, Global Head of FCEV at Nikola, opposite ttnews.
Henry Ely / editors Forex-news.com.net
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