Tre fcev1
The hydrogen-powered cabover for longer or continuous metro-regional applications
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up to
500 mi**
20min or less*
refuel time
536 HP
*Estimate based on expected technology improvements.
** Range estimate was calculated using data obtained from Nikola proving grounds testing, real-world vehicle operation, and computational-based engineering and validation tools. Actual range will vary based on several factors including use case, vehicle characteristics, driver behavior, and environmental conditions.


A hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system includes a fuel cell stack, which is layered with many individual fuel cells. Hydrogen from an onboard fuel source, and oxygen from the air are fed into the anode (negative) and cathode (positive), respectively. At the anode, the hydrogen molecules release electrons, which travel to the cathode via an external circuit,

creating an electrical current that powers the electric motor(s) and other system electronics. In an FCEV, the power generated by the fuel cell stack is used to drive the FCEV‘s electric motor(s), with additional power supplied when needed from a rechargeable battery. This battery is also used to store additional short-term energy generated in FCEVs equipped with regenerative braking.

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Fuel Cell Stack

Converts hydrogen into electric power by combining it with oxygen.


Supplements hydrogen power from the fuel stack for acceleration and captures energy through regenerative braking.

H2 Storage

Safely stores hydrogen to power the vehicle.


Utilizes electric energy from the fuel cell stack and battery to generate motion.

For illustrative purposes only. Component placement subject to change.

Fuel Up.  A bundled lease solution that makes your transition easier.

Nikola’s bundled or full-service lease program simplifies and lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO) for fleet and truck owners. Previously unpredictable costs become consistent and fixed over the life of the lease, regardless of fluctuating fuel prices. The single monthly payment covers the truck, the hydrogen fuel, and the maintenance to achieve a competitive TCO.





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Frequently Asked Questions
We currently offer lease and direct purchase options and are happy to discuss how we can support your financing needs.
Incentives are currently available in California and New York for HD trucks. With the current administration, we are hopeful that Federal incentives will be available and additional states adopt programs similar to CA and NY.
Our Coolidge, AZ facility will be the primary production facility for the North American Market, supported by the sister production facility in Ulm, Germany for additional capacity if needed.
We currently plan to have 2 public fueling stations operational in Southern California by the first Qtr. of 2023 (in partnership with Travel Centers of America). We have also forged a relationship WVR (Wabash Valley Resources - Indiana) that is forecasted to produce approximately 50 tons of H2 a day for mobile refueling use by 2023.
Nikola trucks can be purchased through our authorized dealers.
Electric HD vehicles have fewer moving parts and may require less maintenance. This is currently the case in electric passenger cars and buses, so it is plausible that the same will be true with HD trucks. Without an emissions or fuel delivery system, transmission or driveline, the core mx component items have been drastically reduced which should translate to reduced mx.
We currently have over 116 dealer locations that will sell & service Nikola trucks. We continue to add additional locations to our dealer network to ensure the vehicles have service options available.
We have partnered with a world class logistics provider to support, supply, and deliver parts efficiently to minimize downtime.
For Nikola vehicles, both are based on an electric drivetrain. The difference is the system responsible for generating the electric energy (batteries for the BEV; hydrogen fuel cells for the FCEV) that powers the electric drivetrain.
Our truck rides very smoothly with instant power and acceleration. You do not feel the shifting through the gears and it is much quieter than its diesel equivalent. Another difference is regenerative braking which is used both to slow the vehicle down and generate energy that goes back to the battery to assist with range.
Every modern battery system experiences some degree of degradation over its life cycle which can impact the range of an associated vehicle. We strive to limit the impact of battery degradation on vehicle range through the engineering of our vehicle systems and note that proper vehicle operation and maintenance are key to maximizing battery system life and vehicle range.