The Arizona-based company is planning to use battery packs in its larger hydrogen semi-trucks and all-electric powertrains in its smaller and shorter-distance trucks.
Trevor Milton, CEO, Nikola Corporation, commented on the announcement:
Nikola has a billions worth of technology in our semi-truck program, so why not build it into a pickup truck? I have been working on this pickup program for years and believe the market is now ready for something that can handle a full day’s worth of work without running out of energy. This electric truck can be used for work, weekend getaways, towing, off-roading or to hit the ski slopes without performance loss. No other electric pickup can operate in these temperatures and conditions.
They listed the following specs for the Nikola Badger:
- 960 km on blended FCEV/BEV;
- 480 km on BEV alone;
- Operates on blended FCEV/BEV or BEV only by a touch of a button;
- 906HP peak;
- 455HP continuous;
- 980 ft. lbs. of torque;
- 160kWh, flooded module — lithium-ion battery;
- 120kW fuel cell;
- Advanced Supercapacitor Launch Assist that blends with lithium-ion and fuel-cell;
- -29C operating environments without major performance or SOC losses;
- The towing capacity of over 4 tons;
- Operating targets without motor stalls up to 50% grade;
- 15kW power export outlet;
- Compatible with industry-standard charging for BEV mode;
- Five seats;
- Truck dimensions: 5,900mm long x 1,850mm tall x 2,160mm wide and a 1,560mm bed width.
The company says that the vehicle will be fully unveiled at its Nikola World 2020 event in September. They will start to make reservations at that time.
While they are announcing specs, they are not unveiling a prototype just yet. They are only showing some concept images…
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