NIKOLA MOTOR COMPANY CHOOSES NEL AS THE SOLE EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER TO CREATE THE LARGEST HYDROGEN NETWORK IN THE WORLD COVERING OVER 2,000 MILES AND 16 STATIONS

SALT LAKE CITY. November 15, 2017 – Nikola Motor Company 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.View Full Press Release.




DIESELELECTRIC
Horsepower500HP1,000HP
Torque1,650 ft-lbs2,000 ft-lbs
Range500-750 miles800 - 1,200 miles
Top Speed Up Hills (6%)20 - 40 MPH65 MPH
On DescentExhaust & Friction BrakesRecharging & Saving Brakes
Acceleration 0-60 MPH Under Load60 seconds30 seconds
MPG7.5 MPG13 - 15 MPG
Weight19,000 - 23,000 lbs18,000 - 21,000 lbs
Nikola Power

95% EFFICIENT ELECTRIC MOTORS

The custom electric motors of the Nikola One™ operate at 95% efficiency, so when it comes to hills they are quicker going up and saving money going down. While other trucks are losing energy and riding their brakes, Nikola One™ is capturing energy and saving its brakes, minimizing noise and cost.

Nikola Acceleration

UNBELIEVABLE
ACCELERATION

While diesel engines require high RPM's to reach peak torque, the Nikola One™ electric motors hit peak torque almost instantly.

Instant torque combined with all wheel drive give Nikola One™ the ability to accelerate nearly 2x faster than a stock diesel tractor.

Nikola MPG

2-3x MORE
MILES PER GALLON

There are several factors that give Nikola One™ the advantage when it comes to fuel economy:

  • Better aerodynamics
  • Using energy only when needed (no idling)
  • Charging batteries via regenerative braking
  • 6X4 four-wheel drive - pulling and pushing at the same time
  • Up to 95% efficient electric motors
  • Up to 70% efficient fuel cell
Nikola Weight

LESS WEIGHT =
MORE MONEY

When pulling at max capacity, every pound counts.

With nearly 2,000 lbs of weight savings on the chassis, owners can throw more goods on each load. Every pound after max load may be worth as much as $.50. By saving up to 2,000 lbs, owners could earn approximately $1,000 in extra revenue from every load, every day. Owners that run at full load could see up to $30,000 or more each month in revenue straight to the bottom line.

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    DIESELELECTRIC
    Aerial Surround VisionNoYes
    Stopping Distance Under Full Load280 ftAround 250 ft
    VisibilityLimitedPanoramic
    Driver EntryObstructedUnobstructed Mid-Cab
    Center of GravityHigh Above Frame RailAt or Below Frame Rail
    Torque VectoringNoYes
    6X4 Four-Wheel DriveNoYes
    Nikola Surround Vision

    SURROUND
    VISION

    The advanced surround view system shows the driver on the 15 inch touchscreen a virtual aerial view of the area around the truck and trailer in real time, making blind spots a thing of the past.

    Several high definition cameras throughout the vehicle combine with radar, sonar and computing software and hardware to provide 360° views. Utilizing this technology while backing and driving optimizes visibility and safety.

    Nikola Stop Faster

    STOP
    FASTER

    Safety standards require trucks to stop under full load in under 300 ft.

    With 6X4 regenerative braking and air disk brakes, our electric semi truck can stop faster than any other semi truck on the market. Nikola One™ begins braking within 10 milliseconds; hundreds of times faster than advanced air-only disc brakes. Negative torque applied by the same electric motors brings braking to a whole new level.

    Nikola Panoramic Views

    PANORAMIC VIEWS

    Without a heavy, noisy, cumbersome diesel engine in the front of the vehicle, Nikola™ was able to move the driver forward, add a panoramic windshield, and give the driver better visibility from more angles. This means safer driving, better visibility and less accidents.



    Nikola Mid-Cab Entry

    UNOBSTRUCTED
    MID-CAB ENTRY

    A large number of driver injuries occur simply from entering and exiting the vehicle. The patent pending design of the mid-cab entry sliding door on the Nikola One™ drastically reduces the possibility of these accidents occurring.

    A standard class 8 truck requires the driver to climb up and into the vehicle at the front of the cab where his entry is obstructed by the seat and the steering wheel. This awkward action of climbing in and out is repeated several times a day. With the mid-cab entry design of the Nikola One™, the driver simply and safely walks straight into the cab and then up between the front seat to access the cockpit, much like an airplane.



    Nikola Lower Center of Gravity

    LOWER CENTER
    OF GRAVITY

    Diesel powered tractors have a high center of gravity due to the natural placement of the engine and weight of the cab to support the engine.

    Nikola™ has lowered the center of gravity by removing the diesel engine, transmission, emissions equipment and installing batteries, electric motors and a fuel cell below the frame rail. This keeps the center of gravity lower than any other semi truck on the market. Lower center of gravity means more control and safer driving.

    Nikola Torque Vectoring

    TORQUE VECTORING

    Torque vectoring is one of the most advanced features for heavy duty trucking. It allows control of each wheel independently through drive-by-wire. By communicating with the motors up to 30 times a second, the speed of each wheel can be adjusted while cornering, maneuvering, accelerating and braking - making it safer for drivers.




    Nikola One Inside

    WHAT'S INSIDE

    1 Front Radiator Assembly

    Massive electric fans attached to state-of-the-art radiators. These fans can scale through software to the correct RPM needed to keep the truck, batteries, cab, fuel cell, motors and gearboxes nice and cold under any circumstance. No more power take off units (PTO's), as seen in traditional diesel tractors. These electric motors are 95% efficient - a first for the trucking industry.

    2 Nikola™ Motor Gearbox / Steering Front End

    A 14,000 lb front end, custom made to incorporate two electric motors and two gearboxes allowing for torque vectoring and best in class performance while providing a smooth ride for the driver.

    3 Power Electronics

    The truck needs a sophisticated power-electronics box to manage the energy the fuel cell produces. This custom built device took nearly a year to develop. It takes 200 kW of energy, cleans it up, then dumps it in the batteries at a constant 800V DC - keeping the batteries topped off when needed.


    4 Nikola™ Battery Storage System

    There are over 32,000 individual lithium-ion cells welded together on the Nikola One™, resulting in a 320 kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack. That is 3x the pack size of a Tesla Model S P90D.

    5 Chiller and Air Tanks

    The 800 volt chiller provides cold water to cool the batteries and, like many parts on the truck, was custom built. The air tanks keep the backup air disc brakes DOT compliant and offer redundancy - another first in the transportation industry.

    6 Fuel Cell

    The fuel cell outputs nearly 300 kilowatts (kW) of clean energy straight to the batteries, keeping them charged. This proprietary fuel cell has the ability to turn on and off within seconds. The fuel cell runs on zero emission hydrogen.


    7 Hydrogen Fuel System

    The battery bank is charged by a fuel cell, which needs fuel. There is enough hydrogen on board to power this truck up to 1,200 miles without stopping to fill up.

    8 Rear Motor Gearbox Housing and Independent Suspension

    This patent-pending, custom built housing can support up to 46,000 lbs. and holds both electric motors and gearboxes. It also helps support the first ever Short Long Arm (SLA) suspension in the linehaul industry - creating a super smooth ride.

    9 5th Wheel

    The innovative HOLLAND FWAL aluminum fifth wheel is the lightest weight standard duty fifth wheel in the industry. Lighter than competitive fifth wheels, the FWAL is designed for standard-duty applications and forged from the same alloy as Alcoa's aluminum truck wheels. The LowLube technology reduces customer maintenance time and costs, while keeping our environment cleaner.

    Nikola Shipments

    THE TOUCHSCREEN

    The Nikola Two™ 21 inch touchscreen controls most of the vehicle's functions. The touchscreen displays and controls a variety of vehicle dynamics including battery levels, range, wheel torque, cabin controls, navigation and vehicle data - a first for heavy duty trucking.

    The 21 inch touchscreen display also houses the Nikola Shipments™ software. With this advanced freight software, a driver can simply input their departure and arrival locations and times and they will be provided with all available shipments, Nikola Hydrogen Stations and Nikola Service Centers located along their route. The driver can then filter the available shipments by value and added time, and then add them to their route, all from the 21" touchscreen display.

    Media
    AM/FM/HD radio, online radio, on-demand Internet radio, Bluetooth®, and USB audio devices.

    Navigation / GPS / Map / Route optimization
    Smart navigation via GPS and communication (anticipating grades, speed limit changes, congestion, etc.); real time traffic information; route optimization; congestion avoidance.

    Camera
    Several high definition cameras around the vehicle provide backing and 360° views while driving, optimizing visibility and safety.

    Phone
    Bluetooth-enabled, voice controlled handsfree phone system.

    Calendar
    Calendar synchronization for daily schedule and tap navigation interface.

    Compliance / Safety
    Integrated electronic logging, driver performance monitoring and reporting; distance minimization; vehicle management; road speed limiting; driver management; HOS monitoring; smart gearing; acceleration control; idle management.

    Software
    Nikola One drivers can customize the display configuration and software can be updated and upgraded via over-the-air software updates adding new features.

    Energy
    Real time energy consumption and range estimation.


    Nikola One Interior

    30% MORE CAB SPACE

    After asking drivers what they wanted most in a new truck, a larger cabin was one of the most sought after features on the list. By removing the diesel engine, redesigning the cab and moving the driver forward, Nikola™ has added nearly 30% more cabin space for optimal comfort.


    • Mid-Cab Entry for safety
    • No seat in the way to enter cab
    • Two Full Size Beds
    • Full Size Fridge & Freezer
    • Big Closet
    • Microwave
    • Computer Desk

    • Climate Control
    • Bluetooth® & USB/AUX
    • Integrated Apple TV
    • 40” Curved LED 4K TV
    • Wifi & 4G LTE Internet
    • 12V & 110V Outlets Throughout
    • More Storage than Other Cabs

    ONLINE CUSTOMER PORTAL

    Nikola™ Motor Services Portal gives service representatives up to the minute delivery times and customer systems data, allowing for fast and efficient repairs, keeping teams on the road.

    View purchase orders, invoices, payment records, service manuals, training videos and more, all online. With 4G uplink, Nikola™ can update trucks over the air and always have them ready to drive.

    Fleet owners can go online at anytime and view trips, track miles, see energy consumption and view driver histories. Track vehicles by simply signing in and track it just like a lost phone. With GPS tracking, trucks have never been more trackable.





    Nikola Complete Leasing Program

    NIKOLA COMPLETE
    LEASING PROGRAM

    Nikola's Complete Lease Program includes hydrogen fuel, warranty and scheduled maintenance.

    We get asked about the cost of ownership more than anything else. For this reason, we created the Nikola™ Complete Leasing Program. This will allow owner-operators and fleets to get into a new Nikola One™ or Nikola Two™ and know their total cost of ownership every single month, regardless of fluctuating fuel costs and miles driven. On approved credit, the Nikola™ Complete Leasing Program will offer hydrogen fuel, warranty and scheduled maintenance. Owners will be able to trade-in for a new Nikola One™ every 84 months. Whether you drive 8,000 miles per month solo or 16,000 miles per month as a team, your fuel cost is covered by Nikola™*. Tax, title and license not included. More information will be updated to reservation holders and our website regarding details of the lease program.

    Already reserved a Nikola truck? Don't worry, you will have the choice to choose between buying or leasing later when we finalize the design and order with you.

    *Lease price may vary based on miles of fuel included with lease

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    DIESELELECTRIC
    PERFORMANCE
    Horsepower500HP1,000HP
    Torque1,650 ft-lbs2,000 ft-lbs
    Range500 -750 miles1,200 miles
    Top Speed Up Hills (6%)20 - 40 MPH65 MPH
    On DescentExhaust & Friction BrakesRecharging & Saving Brakes
    Acceleration 0-60 MPH Under Load60 seconds30 seconds
    MPG7.5 MPG13 - 15 MPG
    Weight19,000 - 23,000 lbs18,000 - 21,000 lbs
    SAFETY
    Stopping Distance280 ftAround 250 ft
    VisibilityLimitedPanoramic
    Interior CabStandard30% More sq ft
    Center of GravityHigh Above Frame RailAt or Below Frame Rail
    Torque VectoringNoYes
    6X4 Four-Wheel DriveNoYes
    COST
    Extra Value per Load$0.00$1,000 ($0.50 per lb)
    CPM in Fuel$0.60 - $0.85$0.20 - $0.30
    Longevity500,000 Miles1 Million Miles+
    Lease Payment$2,200$5,000
    Fuel per Month$10,000$0.00
    Maintenance per Month$0.12 per mile$0.06 per mile
    MOTOR & DRIVETRAIN
    Motor Type800V AC Motors
    Battery Capacity320kWh Lithium Ion
    TransmissionTwo speed Automated with Direct Drive and Low-Noise Gears
    Drive System Type6X4 Four-Wheel Drive
    Active Descent ControlComes Standard
    CoolingBiodegradeable Non-Electrically Conductive Liquid Coolant
    FRAMES, AXLES & SUSPENSIONS
    FrameSteel & Aluminum
    5th WheelsAlcoa Aluminum
    Front AxlesNikola™ 12-14.6K lbs.
    Front SuspensionIndependent
    Rear AxlesNikola™ – Tandem – 40-46K lbs.
    Rear SuspensionIndependent
    Rear HubsAlcoa Super Singles
    BRAKES
    Front BrakesMeritor EX225 Air Disc with Regenerative Electric Motor Braking
    Rear BrakesMeritor EX225 Air Disc with Regenerative Electric Motor Braking
    Parking BrakeAir Parking Brake
    HOOD, BUMPER, TIRES, WHEELS & FUEL TANKS
    HoodCarbon Fiber
    BumperAerodynamic Body Color Matched Aluminum
    Front Tires295 75 R22.5
    Rear Tires445 50 R 22.5
    WheelsCast Aluminum Alcoa
    Fuel TanksCompressed Hydrogen
    CAB & SLEEPER
    CabCarbon Fiber
    SeatsGRA-Mag
    DIMENSIONS
    Bed SizeFull Size Mattress
    Ground ClearanceTBD
    Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H)TBD
    Payload Capacity65,000 Lbs
    Person CapacityTeam Driver
    OTHER
    Air DryersMeritor Wabco
    Air TanksAluminum
    WheelbaseTBD
    Estimated Dry Weight18,000 - 21,000 lbs
    Fifth WheelHOLLAND FWAL aluminum fifth wheel
    FEATURES
    Display Monitors21" Infotainment (1) 10" Instrument Cluster
    Color / GraphicsWhite, Red, Blue
    Electronic Power Steering800V electric driven hydraulic power steering
    LightingWhite LED, High/Low & Red LED Tail/Brake Lights
    InstrumentationDigital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tripmeter, Tachometer, Coolant Temperature, Volt Meter, Hour Meter, Service Indicator, Clock, Distance to Empty, Fuel Gauge, Hi-Temp Light, Seatbelt Reminder Light, 2 DC Outlets