Nikola Motor Company is starting the hiring process for their new Arizona Research & Development Centre, scheduled to open in November 2018. 

The 150,000 sq. ft. R&D facility on 13 acres will house some of the nation’s top laboratory electric and fuel cell vehicle equipment. 

The company is working on cutting edge technology supported by world class suppliers to build the first hydrogen (H2)-electric semi-truck, along with the accompanying Hinfrastructure. 

“We want the world’s top talent in vehicle electrification, fuel cell development, Hstorage and Hfuelling to apply for these premium positions,” said Trevor Milton, CEO and founder, Nikola Motor Company. “It is rare you get in on the ground floor of one of the most innovative companies in America.” 

Over 10,000 orders have been made for the Nikola truck line-up, including 800 from Anheuser Busch. The first vehicle prototypes, along with heavy-duty demonstration stations, are being built for the concept testing phase to roll out later this year. 

Nikola’s Phoenix-based R&D centre will house state-of-the-art testing and validation systems and include battery testers, climate chambers, fuel cell chambers and all-wheel drive dyno laboratories. The R&D facility will be the first of many facilities in Arizona to be built by Nikola. The company is currently in the planning phase for its 500 acre, one million sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Buckeye, a Phoenix suburb. 

On 12th June, Nikola representatives will be interviewing on site as part of the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Forum in Washington D.C. that marks National Hydrogen Day. 

The Nikola Two fuel cell truck.

The Nikola Two fuel cell truck.

Source: Nikola