Wed Apr 17, 2019, 05:41 PM

Arizona: Nikola Motor unveils truckings hydrogen future - Live Streamed 4/16/19

Nikola CEO Trevor Milton and Ingrid De Ryck, VP of Procurement & Sustainability, Annheuser-Busch

Nikola Motor unveiled five zero-emission products for the first time at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, in its quest to become the world’s most disruptive force in trucking and powersports.

The majority of the products were among the worst-kept secrets in trucking, but that didn’t stop the audience of 2,000 from 49 different countries and those watching on a live stream globally on April 16, 2019, from being impressed with the official debuts of the Nikola Two and Nikola Tre hydrogen-electric tractors, the NZT, the Reckless and a new addition, the Nikola WAV, during the event, dubbed NikolaWorld 2019.

Nikola founder Trevor Milton rode into the auditorium atop a Budweiser wagon, pulled by the famous Clydesdales to get the event started.

“They represent how America was built,” Milton said in his opening remarks. “The foundation of America was built on the backs of horses.

“Tonight is all about now,” he added moments later. “Imagine leaving the world better than we found it?”

Nikola Motor’s mission is to create a zero-emission future, and that fits with the company’s expanded product portfolio on display at the event...

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Predicting the demise of the diesel engine for trucking, fuel cell truck developer Nikola Motor plans to build what it calls a “world class” development lab.

The fuel cell electric powertrain will “replace the diesel engine in the next ten years,” said Mark Russell, Nikola’s president.

With its lab, the company is aiming to be able to develop fuel cell components twice as fast as others in the trucking industry.

“This laboratory is intended to be the most advanced fuel cell research and development facility in the world,” Russell said...more:

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