Nikola said its hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks, with a range of up to 500 miles and a refueling time of just 20 minutes, have generated notable interest across various industries.
The company’s Coolidge, Arizona manufacturing facility is now in full gear, according to a tweet by the company. Deliveries are slated to commence later this year, following the completion of a demonstration program.
Michael Lohscheller, Nikola’s President and CEO, hailed the achievement as a reflection of the industry’s growing appetite for sustainable solutions. “This remarkable demand for our hydrogen fuel cell electric truck confirms the industry’s trend toward sustainable transportation solutions,” he stated.
Juicy Incentives: Nikola’s hydrogen truck success is driven by key factors: incentives and partnerships. The California Air Resources Board’s HVIP program speeds up sales with incentives of $240,000 to $288,000 per truck. Canada’s iMHZEV Program expands influence with up to C$200,000 incentives for hydrogen trucks and C$150,000 for battery-electric. NJ-ZIP offers more rebates for qualifying entities.
Hiccups? Nikola’s accomplishment, however, is not without challenges. The global push towards hydrogen fuel cell technology has garnered skepticism from industry figures like Tesla’s Elon Musk, who favors batteries as a more efficient energy storage solution.
Despite these debates, Nikola’s strides indicate a clear appetite for innovative transport solutions, setting the stage for a future powered by sustainable alternatives.“This remarkable demand for our hydrogen fuel cell electric truck confirms the industry’s trend toward sustainable transportation solutions.
Price Action: Shares in Nikola closed 3.21% down at $3.02 on Wednesday and were 1.66% lower in premarket trading on Thursday, according to data from Zenger News Pro.
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