Trevor Milton of Nikola about fuel cell truck and pick-up badger

Trevor Milton of Nikola about fuel cell truck and pick-up badger-cell

Trevor Milton is an American billionaire and CEO and founder of Nikola engine. Nikola, founded in 2014 and named after the inventor Nikola Tesla, is a relatively young company that has recently been recorded at the NASDAQ Stock Exchange. In the past, Nikola has already taken care of both investors and the media for excitement and attention. The company focuses mainly on the truck industry and plans to bring trucks with hydrogen fuel cell drive as well as a pickup on the market. In a detailed interview with Cleantechnica, Milton said, among other things, the progress that the company has made so far, and about his plans for the future.

The current situation is quite difficult for Corona. This Covid thing really affected all worldwide “. The beginning of the production of Nikola trucks in Ulm will delay, because not only Nikola itself, but also suppliers with the consequences of Corona have to fight: “Now we have this factory in which we try to get everything to run, and it is difficult. We definitely have some delays in the supply chain, as our suppliers are not even in business again “.

However, his main focus continues to be in sights: the production of 40 tonnes of large semi-tractors with hydrogen propulsion, which should promote freight for companies such as Walmart and Amazon. Milton says batteries and hydrogen as drives do not compete with each other, but complement each other. It deals with different business models. “Hydrogen focuses on the long-haul for heavy vehicles,” says the entrepreneur. Batteries are ideal for ranges up to 500 kilometers, for cost reasons. For everything, however, however, one has to throat so great batteries that the payload is restricted, which in turn the proceeds abrupt. About 500 kilometers, therefore, the fuel cell is meaningful as a drive, especially since hydrogen can be refueled in a short time again.

But Nikola does not just want to build saddle tractors, but also understands itself as energy companies that want to expand the hydrogen infrastructure and the energy network. This allows additional revenues to be achieved, for example, by which hydrogen can also be sold to competitors. This approach, which Tesla is quite similar to electric cars, be “unique” with hydrogen trucks, so the Nikola boss.

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But Nikola does not just want to roll around the freight transport in long-distance traffic. Even private customers want to reach the company, for example with the Badger, a good 900 hp pick-up, which will be revealed at the beginning of December and starting in production in early 2022. The Badger should optionally be available for battery electrical with a good 500 kilometers range or with hydrogen drive for approximately 1000 kilometers range. The technology is very similar to those of the hydrogen truck: “We have spent a billion dollars for the truck program and installed all this technology in a pick-up, which is today the most advanced pick-up in the world,” says Milton.

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For the production of the Badger, Nikola trust in a non-specifically named partner from the USA, “which already has a factory, a sales and a network”. Details should be announced “soon”. The idea behind the Badger was “creating a very exclusive club where people are just waiting to buy him.”Milton does not want 100.Produce 000 pieces per year. He would like to wait “that people are in a snake wait, possibly camp, just so they can touch this vehicle.”The Badger is initially built in the US for North America, and exported to Canada, Mexico and also to Australia. Nikola plan but also to build a location in Europe to reach the entire European continent.

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6 thoughts on “Trevor Milton of Nikola about fuel cell truck and pick-up badger”

  1. The E-cars are the worst development of German autosbuel no matter which car brand takes. The future projects should be hydrogen cars and if the German car industry does not get that quickly under control then the Autoland Germany will soon be history.

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  2. Nikola becomes Tesla 2.0, since Nikola recognizes until the battery is worthwhile and when the fuel cell is worthwhile. Not only our German manufacturers do not understand that Tesla ignores that. In my opinion, a big mistake Since large batteries can not be easily produced environmentally friendly.
    Continues so Nikola and you can become the new automotive giant.

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  3. Since you are right, Fabian, if you assume that at Accus no further progress happens, as it was with the storage medoes. There was no one in the year 2000 at Terrabyte on stamp size

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  4. Whether the fuel cell operation with its many disadvantages and problems about the almost never
    It is reported to be practicable and a success can probably certainly say no one.
    If it will be what it probably does not come from Germany.
    Here you run only afterwards if technically on the usual high level.

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  5. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS*

    Single Motor RWD

    Dual Motor AWD

    Tri Motor AWD

    0-60 mph<2.9 sec.

    Range500 + miles (EPA appreciated)

    Drive Tight Trimotot All-wheel drive

    Stall space100 Kubikfus

    Loading room length6.5 ft

    Permissible trailer load14.000+ lbs

    Autopilot standard

    Adaptive air suspension standard

    Floor clearance to 16 inches

    Slot angle front35 °

    Bulb angle rear28 °

    * All configurations are limited to the USA. The global specifications will be developed at a later date on the basis of demand.

    Cybertruck

    ..So 805 km range.
    Why should we then be a much more expensive and inefficient energy conversion (Ca. 20%) in water technology in this area. If it is not technologically solved otherwise, hydrogen technology may be useful. Everyone who has ever worked with hydrogen will not use this technique in bulk use. The low ignition energy (Ca. 0.019 mJ) and the highly volatility require a perfect technical condition. For truck controls, 20% + X are often complained.

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  6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS*

    Single Motor RWD

    Dual Motor AWD

    Tri Motor AWD

    0-60 mph<2.9 sec.

    Range500 + miles (EPA appreciated)

    Drive Tight Trimotot All-wheel drive

    Stall space100 Kubikfus

    Loading room length6.5 ft

    Permissible trailer load14.000+ lbs

    Autopilot standard

    Adaptive air suspension standard

    Floor clearance to 16 inches

    Slot angle front35 °

    Bulb angle rear28 °

    * All configurations are limited to the USA. The global specifications will be developed at a later date on the basis of demand.

    Cybertruck

    ..So 805 km range.
    Why should we then be a much more expensive and inefficient energy conversion (Ca. 20%) in water technology in this area. If it is not technologically solved otherwise, hydrogen technology may be useful. Everyone who has ever worked with hydrogen will not use this technique in bulk use. The low ignition energy (Ca. 0.019 MJ) and the high volatility require a perfect technical condition. For truck controls, 20% + X are often complained.

    Reply

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