Nikola Motor Company and Bosch to develop hydrogen-electric truck


Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor Company is to partner with German auto components supplier Bosch to bring two hydrogen (H2)-electric, long-haul, heavy-duty trucks to the market by 2021.

The company revealed the class eight semi trucks – Nikola One and Two – will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 ft lbs of torque – nearly double the horsepower of any semi-truck on the road – all with “zero local emissions”.

Nikola and Bosch will develop a powertrain together using Bosch’s eAxle technology. The eAxle is a scalable, modular platform with the motor, power electronics and transmission in one compact unit. This makes it suitable for vehicles of all kinds from small passenger cars, to light trucks.

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