From energy creation to energy consumption across the hydrogen value chain
We engineer our systems to have hydrogen safety on par or better than gasoline or natural gas. Our vehicles will be developed with simulation and testing of extreme conditions for crash, fire and environment. Our vehicles will have sensors and automated safety shutdowns to cover all these scenarios. Nikola is an active member of the international standards community (in ISO, GTR, SAE,etc) to align safety standards for hydrogen fueling and safety standards.
LIGHTER THAN AIR
Hydrogen is 14x more buoyant than air and dissipates and escapes more rapidly than any other fuel, so in the unlikely event of an accident, hydrogen will instantly rise high into the air and disperse out of harms way.
SAFETY AT THE PUMP
There are several redundant safety systems and emergency stops in place to prevent accidents and over pressurization. Nikola dispensers utilize impact sensors, leak detection shut-offs, and hose break-away devices to ensure safety before, during, and after fueling.
EVERYTHING TO CODE
Nikola strives to not only meet local code, but also national NFPA and IFC codes. We will work with local and national officials to ensure that we are meeting all building and safety standards as we install heavy-duty hydrogen stations nationwide.
PROVEN OVER TIME
Hydrogen has more than 80 years of industrial use as a nonirritating, nontoxic and noncorrosive source of energy.