Friday , October 22 2021

American hydrogen truck for Europe – Technology News


Nikola Motor Company, based in Utah, known as Tesla's big rival on a tough front, unveiled the prototype of the new hydrogen powered traction truck specifically for Europe. The standard version of the truck will also receive an autonomous management system.

Nikola Tre (from the "triple" because it is the third model of the company) will be available in several variants with power from 500 to 1000 hp. The drive system of fuel cells supplying electric motors provides an autonomous range from 500 to 1,200 km.

Because it is intended for the Old Continent, the truck has a smaller size and a smaller landing length than its American counterparts. European is also the architecture of the cab without the engine compartment facing forward.

If everything goes as planned, Tre will be put up for sale in 2022 or 2023. The head of Nikola Trevor Milton promises a production truck that he will get the fifth generation autopilot. In addition to the development of new models, the company is also actively developing a network of hydrogen refueling stations, whose number in the US and Canada should exceed 700 to 2028.

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