Nikola's 1000HP electric super truck launched
THE Nikola One super truck has been officially launched in the US, along with the company's plans to develop a string of hydrogen stations across the US and Canada from early 2018.
This varation has an all-electric 6X6 driveline putting out 1,000HP, 2,712Nm of torque and offering an impressive 1,931km range.
The hydrogen-electric powertrain offers efficiency and power, two things that haven't gone hand in hand until recently, while the only emission by-product of the unit is water.
Nikola Motors founder and chief executive officer Trevor Milton says the launch brought relief to many who weren't sure if the company would ever move from concept to release.
"We are extremely excited to finally show off the Nikola One to the public for the first time," Mr Milton said.
"There are many out there that wondered if we would deliver, but today we proudly show off the most advanced semi-truck ever built.
"We couldn't be more thrilled to have one of the best brands in America, Ryder, as our trusted partner providing nationwide sales, service and warranty for Nikola Motor Company."
The company plans on delivering the first vehicles by 2020, and says reservations totalling nearly three billion dollars have been accepted.
The Nikola One leasing program, also revolutionary, will include unlimited hydrogen fuel, warranty and scheduled maintenance during a 72-month term.