Nikola Motor announced on their X (formerly Twitter) page yesterday that they have officially begun manufacturing hydrogen-electric trucks that can reach up to 500 miles of range without needing to re-charge.

The post was accompanied by a picture of the latest model in production:

The American manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles have also announced that they will be receiving a $16.3 million grant to support the production of seven open-network hydrogen refuelling stations, totalling $58.2 million in awards granted to support the refuelling stations project.

The stations will be located along California freight corridors within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), San Diego County Air Pollution Control District, and Mojave Desert AQMD.

Carey Mendes, president of Nikola Energy, said:

“The California grant awards and government funding demonstrate the strong support for the Nikola hydrogen infrastructure brand HYLA’s mission of establishing a comprehensive zero-emission transportation solution to help fleets achieve climate goals and improve air quality in the most impacted communities. We continue to be grateful for the leadership demonstrated by California agencies in supporting the buildout of a zero-emissions ecosystem.


“Building an integrated, hydrogen ecosystem to support hydrogen fuel cell electric truck deployment and creating a scalable energy business, is a top priority for us.”

At MOVE AMERICA 2023 there will be a whole conference theatre dedicated to truck technology and a separate one for hydrogen and alternative fuels. To see the full agenda for the event click here.

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