03 Sep 2021

Nikola Trucks to Feature Bosch Fuel Cell Technologies

03 Sep 2021  by   

Nikola’s hydrogen-powered Nikola Tre and Nikola Two vehicles will feature fuel cell innovations developed by Bosch.

The two companies today (September 2) inked an agreement for the plans that will see Bosch supply both fuel cell power modules and other major components to Nikola.

It is believed that the supplied technologies will be developed at Nikola’s Coolidge, Arizona facility where the company is currently working to develop the zero-emissions vehicles.

Expected to launch in 2023, the first application for the fuel cell modules is expected to be in the Class 8 regional Nikola Tre which is expected to have a range of 500 miles.

When deployed in the Nikola Tre vehicle, it is expected that the fuel cell will result in a range of approximately 900 miles.

Commenting on the plans, Mark Russell, CEO of Nikola, said, “This announcement is the result of a multi-year working relationship with Bosch.

“After extensive analysis of the best options out there, we are proud to enter into this strategic relationship with Bosch. The result is the best of both worlds in our ‘make versus buy’ analysis.

“We will be collaborating with Bosch to develop and assemble fuel-cell power modules specifically for our applications at the same Coolidge, Arizona facility where we manufacture our Nikola vehicles, utilising major components from the Bosch global manufacturing network.”

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