Nikola Motor gets seven orders for electric truck

Jun

15

2016

Nikola Motor Company says it has raised 2.3 billion dollars in the first month in which potential customers could book a semi-electric truck. In total, put more than seven thousand interested in money.

Placing an order can be put in by $ 1,500, the amount Nikola Motor now has retrieved actually is about 10.5 million dollars. The press release speaks to the company of $ 2.3 billion, it said at Autoblog regard should be made ​​of the total cost of the trucks.

The first truck that will deliver Nikola Motor Company, should be “within five months” are first shown, the company says. The first truck is called Nikola One. Nikola Motor is also working on the development of Nikola Zero, a fully electric utility task vehicle.

A Nikola One should be between 4,000 and 5,000 dollars per month to lease expenses. The batteries, consisting of 32,000 lithium-ion cells have a capacity of 320kWh. The batteries are charged by a turbine that needs fuel. In principle, the contents of almost four hundred liters of large gas tank must be sufficient to allow movement of the truck to 1900 kilometers.

According to the specifications, the car should be a lot more efficient than a comparable diesel truck. The truck is driven on all six wheels with 800V ac motors delivering a total 2000pk or 1471kW. Regenerative braking must provide additional recharging during deceleration and while driving down a hill from the battery charging too. The total weight of the truck is located between 8000 and 9500 kilograms.

The first electric truck prototype shown on December 2, 2016 in Salt Lake City.

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