The US Department of Energy grants Nikola Motor Company a $1.7 million award

8 August 2019, 04:41:20

The US Department of Energy grants Nikola Motor Company a $1.7 million awardThe US Department of Energy grants Nikola Motor Company a $1.7 million award to advance its research into fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA). The joint grant was funded by the US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Transportation Office under the recently announced FY19 Commercial Trucks and Off-Road Applications FOA. Nikola's hydrogen station partner NEL Hydrogen of Oslo, Norway was also awarded a two million dollar award from the DOE. Nikola executives are serving as the technical lead on that project as well.

"This award provides an opportunity for the highly talented Nikola team to leverage expertise in academia and exceptional resources within the DOE Fuel Cell Consortium for Performance and Durability to accelerate a breakthrough that will benefit the entire hydrogen and fuel cell industry and community," said Jesse Schneider, executive vice president, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies, Nikola.

There are currently more than 14,000 Nikola class 8 trucks on order. They feature up to 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 ft-lbs of torque. They will be manufactured in Coolidge, Arizona. Testing will begin on Arizona roads this year with full production expected in late 2022.Source

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