Nikola Two is moving along on its quest to produce an electric semi truck. According to a report, the company says that first tests of the class 8 truck prototypes will commence in late 2018. The company is planning production trucks to roll out in 2021.
The truck’s propulsion system consists of two electric motors/axles, a 320 kWh battery, and a 300-kilowatt hydrogen fuel-cell to generate the necessary power to propel the large truck to up to 1,200 miles between hydrogen re-fuel stops. The powertrain is rated at an even 1,000 hp and 2,000 lb-ft of torque.
Nikola Motors is also said to be partnered with PowerCell AB, a fuel-cell supplier. The Nikole Two concept holds a lot of promises: lower truck weight that allow more freight capacity, better acceleration performance, regenerative braking, zero emissions operation, and more.
You might be asking, what about the Nikola One truck that incorporate a sleeper cab for long haul trucking? The Nikola One truck is still in the picture, but Nikola plans to test and produce the Nikola One after the Nikola Two truck.
Take a close look at this conventional turbo-diesel truck that makes a living as a car transporter.