Nikola Hydrogen Station

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe. Counting the atoms, probably over 90% of all mass is hydrogen.

Nikola has chosen Nel ASA as the sole equipment supplier to create the largest hydrogen network in the world that will cover over 2,000 miles and include 16 stations. Nikola has already kicked off two of the 16 stations and 14 more will follow immediately after installation.

Nikola Hydrogen Nel

Each station is anticipated to have the following specifications:

  • Nel ASA to provide engineering, electrolysis, and fueling equipment. Nikola will provide the balance of plant, construction, dispensers and other station equipment.
  • Hydrogen stations will initially produce up to eight tons daily, but can also be expanded up to 32 tons per day
  • Each Nikola truck is anticipated to consume around 50-75 kgs per day
  • Each Nikola truck will store between two and three megawatt hours (MWh) of energy
  • Each station will have around 4,000 kgs of backup storage for redundancy
  • Each station is anticipated to produce hydrogen at 700 bar (10,000 psi) and 350 bar (5,000 psi)
  • Nikola will allow all hydrogen vehicles to fill at their stations

Nikola Nel Electrolyser


Nikola Hydrogen Process
Nikola Hydrogen Station

Nikola's Hydrogen
Fueling Network

Nikola trucks can refuel with hydrogen at any station within our planned fueling network. Nikola will provide free* hydrogen fuel for up to 1,000,000 miles. Nikola will also allow any non-Nikola hydrogen vehicle to fuel at their stations. Nikola believes in zero emission hydrogen and hopes to move America towards a clean fuel future.

Nikola will produce its own hydrogen on site via electrolysis. Vertical integration reduces market uncertainties, allowing Nikola to control fuel prices and keep them low for Nikola customers.

By 2028, Nikola is planning on having more than 700 hydrogen stations across the USA and Canada. Each station is capable of 2,000 to 8,000 kgs of daily hydrogen production. Nikola’s European stations are planned to come online around 2022 and are projected to cover most of the European market by 2030.

The all new fueling dispenser

With H2Station® by Nel, Nel has introduced a new dispenser designed solely for hydrogen fueling. The hose is similar to the ones at conventional gas stations, but the size is only one third of a conventional dispenser.

  • Flexible placement at site
  • Up to 50m away from H2Station®
  • No equipment underground
  • Useable from any side
  • Intuitive designed user-interface
  • Both 70 MPa and 35 MPa options

Nikola Nel Hydrogen Dispenser
Nikola Hydrogen Nel