Nikola One Truck Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Revealed Tonight @ 7:00 p.m. MST

Nikola One Truck Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Revealed Tonight @ 7:00 p.m. MST

Class 8 zero-emission hydrogen-electric truck in production by 2020
SALT LAKE CITY. December 1, 2016 — Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motor Company will unveil its highly anticipated Nikola One electric semi-truck tonight at an invite-only event in its Salt Lake City headquarters. The event will be attended by more than 600 members of the media, industry partners, customers and government leaders. For those not in attendance, the event will be live streamed on Nikola’s website:, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Mountain Time. View Full Press Release.

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From Our Customers

“We are SO EXCITED to be part of the Nikola One™ rollout! To be given the opportunity to lease such an innovative and clean-energy truck, and at a price LESS THAN our current fuel costs alone is amazing in itself. That the lease also includes all scheduled maintenance, 100k gallons of hydrogen, and the chance to upgrade to another new truck after 72 months or one million miles, is beyond too good to be true! We are SO looking forward to being able to sleep all night in a full size bed at a comfortable temp, without having to get up to start the engine every couple hours. My husband is so sold on the Nikola One™, he is talking it up at every stop. Last night he got another driver so excited, he also made a reservation on the spot! Thank you so very much for extending this opportunity to individual lease/owner operators. We appreciate it immensely.”

Donna & Dave

We get asked about the cost of ownership more than anything else. For this reason, we created the Nikola™ Complete Leasing Program. This will allow owner-operators and fleets to get into a new Nikola One™ and know their total cost of ownership every single month, regardless of fluctuating fuel costs and miles driven. On approved credit, the Nikola™ Complete Leasing Program will offer unlimited miles, unlimited hydrogen fuel, warranty and scheduled maintenance, all for only $5,000 – $7,000 per month (depending on options and trim). Then for no additional cost, you can trade-in for a new Nikola One™ every 72 months or 1,000,000 miles, whichever comes first. Whether you drive 8,000 miles per month solo or 16,000 miles per month as a team, your fuel cost is covered by Nikola™. Tax, title and license not included. More information will be updated to reservation holders and our website regarding details of the lease program.

Already reserved a Nikola One™? Don’t worry, you will have the choice to choose between buying or leasing later on when we finalize the design and order with you.

Do the Math.
See the Monthly Savings.

Total number
of trucks you operate:Your current truck payment
per month $:Miles you drive
per month per truck:Maintenance cost
per month per truck $:TOTAL SAVINGS



Monthly Cost to
Operate All Trucks:

















*Based on diesel cost of $2.50 per gallon, diesel MPG of 6, and free* hydrogen fuel from Nikola™ as part of the Nikola™ Complete Leasing Program.

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Horsepower 500HP 1,000HP
Torque 1,650 ft-lbs 2,000 ft-lbs
Range 500-750 miles 800 – 1,200 miles
Top Speed Up Hills (6%) 20 – 40 MPH 65 MPH
On Descent Exhaust & Friction Brakes Recharging & Saving Brakes
Acceleration 0-60 MPH Under Load 60 seconds 30 seconds
MPG 5.5 MPG 10 – 15 MPG
Weight 19,000 – 23,000 lbs 18,000 – 21,000 lbs
Nikola Power


The custom electric motors of the Nikola One™ operate at 95% efficiency, so when it comes to hills they are quicker going up and saving money going down. While other trucks are losing energy and riding their brakes, Nikola One™ is capturing energy and saving its brakes, minimizing noise and cost.

Nikola Acceleration


While diesel engines require high RPM’s to reach peak torque, the Nikola One™ electric motors hit peak torque almost instantly.

Instant torque combined with all wheel drive give Nikola One™ the ability to accelerate nearly 2x faster than a stock diesel tractor.

Nikola MPG

2-3x MORE

There are several factors that give Nikola One™ the advantage when it comes to fuel economy:

  • Better aerodynamics
  • Using energy only when needed (no idling)
  • Charging batteries via regenerative braking
  • 6X4 four-wheel drive – pulling and pushing at the same time
  • Up to 95% efficient electric motors
  • Up to 60% efficient fuel cell
Nikola Weight


When pulling at max capacity, every pound counts.

With nearly 2,000 lbs of weight savings on the chassis, owners can throw more goods on each load. Every pound after max load may be worth as much as $.50. By saving up to 2,000 lbs, owners could earn approximately $1,000 in extra revenue from every load, every day. Owners that run at full load could see up to $30,000 or more each month in revenue straight to the bottom line.


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