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They fail to mention the size of the H2 tank needed for that rig, and its NOT in that truck cab, which is mostly 320kwr of battery's that actual what the truck moves on ...

CNG would be far better solution
 

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They fail to mention the size of the H2 tank needed for that rig, and its NOT in that truck cab, which is mostly 320kwr of battery's that actual what the truck moves on ...

CNG would be far better solution
Here is another article with some more details...

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/12/01/nikola-one-hydrogen-powered-semi-zero-emisson/

The range is 1200 miles, it has more torque than a diesel, and the purchase price includes 1 million free hydrogen miles of fuel.

They also plan to build a network of refueling stations.
 

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"The Tesla of the trucking world" I have to hand it to Tesla, they have established a premier brand, well known even by dim cave dwellers. Mention electric vehicle in a conversation and the name Tesla will not be far behind.
 

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They fail to mention the size of the H2 tank needed for that rig, and its NOT in that truck cab, which is mostly 320kwr of battery's that actual what the truck moves on ...

CNG would be far better solution
No, the tank is in there already. Battery is in the floor:

nikola.jpg

At one point they talked about having different versions, one with natural gas, not sure that is still part of the plan or not. It looks impressive, though I have doubts they can really make and distribute all the H2 they'll need, especially if they're trying to do it zero emissions (so not from natural gas).
 

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While electric vehicles are gaining steam in the passenger vehicle world, there still will need to be a replacement for diesel-powered semis in the freight world. This Hydrogen powered semi just might be the ticket....

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/m/34dd3202-f80e-3660-b903-3914c38520fb/nikola-one,-america's.html
I wish they would make the Nikola One 100% electric. There are just too many problems with hydrogen, including that you lose the efficiency gains that can be attained instead with a 100% electric drivetrain.
 

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I wish they would make the Nikola One 100% electric. There are just too many problems with hydrogen, including that you lose the efficiency gains that can be attained instead with a 100% electric drivetrain.
They couldn't get the range if it was pure EV, and the recharge time would be crazy big. Trucks use a lot of energy. It's just not practical right now. Aviation and cargo are areas where pure EV may never make sense (short of Mr. Fusion technology).
 

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...and the purchase price includes 1 million free hydrogen miles of fuel.

They also plan to build a network of refueling stations.
OH NO, the Tesla model.... Turn back guys. This model does not work. Liquid Hydrogen is not a cheap fuel.

CNG may be a short term bridge, but it is not a zero-emission, non-fossil fuel solution...
Liquid Hydrogen is not 'non-fossil' fuel, usualy. It can be, but it would have to be sustainably sourced, 100% solar, right? Are they claiming that is where they get theirs?
 

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Liquid Hydrogen is not 'non-fossil' fuel, usualy. It can be, but it would have to be sustainably sourced, 100% solar, right? Are they claiming that is where they get theirs?
If you want to count the process to "obtain" the fuel to measure how clean it is, then CNG is an even "worse" option.
 
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