Nikola Two day cab variant unveiled

Nikola Motor Company shows second model

Nikola Two

There’s been an update from Nikola Motor Company overnight with confirmation the start-up would soon be launching two hydrogen/electric trucks – Nikola One and Nikola Two.

The previously announced Nikola One is a sleeper cab model that will be targeted at long range operations, while the Nikola Two is aimed at city-based applications.

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Both trucks feature the same hydrogen fuel cell/electric drive train – both have the same 1,200 – 1,900 km range and they both produce 1,000hp/2,700Nm.

Nikola one
The Nikola One

Meantime, the update from Nikola also confirmed that the trucks would feature a powertrain co-developed with Bosch.

The Bosch eAxle is a scalable, modular platform with the motor, power electronics and transmission in one compact unit.

Nikola Founder and CEO Trevor Milton tells us the eAxle is a fantastic powertrain.

“We have been aggressively pursuing our goal of bringing the most advanced semi-truck ever built to market,”

“The powertrain requires an innovative and flexible partner able to adapt quickly to the speed of our team.

“Bosch has empowered us to come to market quickly with automotive-grade hardware and software so our vision can become a reality.”

Nikola and Bosch have also developed the custom-designed fuel cell system for the trucks, while the vehicle controls will be based on Bosch’s vehicle control software and hardware.

“Together with Nikola we are pushing ourselves to realize new levels of technological achievement and market penetration.” – Dr Markus Heyn, Bosch board member.

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No word though on exactly when the new Nikola trucks will launch, we will keep you updated.

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