Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Vehicles are electric vehicles with range & fueling time equal to diesels today. Hydrogen has the same benefits of electric vehicles as they use the same electric motors (more horsepower, instant torque, zero emissions, etc.) while eliminating many issues derived from battery electric vehicles (long recharge times, limited range, cold start, added weight, etc.).
We engineer our vehicles to have hydrogen safety on par or better than gasoline or natural gas. Our vehicles have all been developed with simulation and testing of extreme conditions for crash, fire and environment. Our vehicles 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.