Corporation has announced an agreement with Bosch Group for Nikola Class 7 and
8 fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV).
Nikola Tre and
US Nikola Two fuel-cell applications will adapt the fuel-cell power modules.
Bosch will supply both fully assembled fuel-cell power modules and major
components, including the fuel-cell stack, to Nikola. Nikola will build and
assemble the Bosch fuel-cell power modules at its manufacturing facility in
Coolidge, Arizona. The companies will work together and source the remaining
The Nikola Tre
and Two truck applications will use multiple commercial heavy-duty vehicle
fuel-cell stacks. The fuel-cell power modules will be launched in 2023 and the
first application will be Class 8 regional-haul Nikola Tre FCEV.
The Nikola Tre
FCEV will also be launched in the EU and manufactured at Nikola’s joint venture plant with IVECO in Ulm, Germany.
CEO, Nikola, said, “This announcement is the result of a multi-year working
relationship with Bosch. We will develop and assemble fuel-cell power modules
specifically for our applications at the Coolidge, Arizona facility where we
manufacture our Nikola vehicles, utilising major components from the Bosch
global manufacturing network.”
Nikola plans to
expand the Coolidge manufacturing facility by 50,000 sq. ft. and add 50
manufacturing jobs to accommodate initial fuel-cell power module assembly by
2023. Nikola is also expanding engineering and testing facilities to support
the fuel-cell vehicle validation and testing at its Phoenix headquarters.
Nikola is currently building and testing Tre FCEV alpha vehicles and will begin
road testing by the end of 2021.
Nikola is a
leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric
vehicles (BEV), FCEVs and energy infrastructure solutions.
Source – Nikola Press Release
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