The Nikola One may be the most beautiful tractor trailer of all time and it’s starting to make some noise across the internet. Nikola, a start up motor company, has unveiled their 2,000 HP 6×6 electric hybrid. According to the Nikola website, this rig has an impressive resume:
- 3,700 ft. lbs of torque
- 2,000 HP
- 1,200 mile range
- 320 kWh battery
- regenerative braking
It’s cleaner than diesel and runs at half the fuel cost per mile, and with turbines that charge the batteries automatically the driver never has to plug in. The 320 kWh battery is triple the size of the one found in your standard Tesla. The drive is 100% electric with a battery powering the wheels, but the batteries are recharged by an on-board natural-gas turbine generator. This hybrid system allows a greater driving range than per tank of fuel with a drastically reduced fuel cost per mile with an equivalent mileage rate around 10-15 miles per gallon. If that wasn’t enough, Nikola has promised the first 5,000 customers free fuel for the first 1 million miles.
(image source; Nikola Motor Co.)