Nikola funded to build further H2 stations
In the USA, an additional 16.3 million dollars has been awarded to Nikola in California to support seven open-network hydrogen refuelling stations with its HYLA brand. The truckmaker has also revealed it has surpassed 200 sales orders for its fuel cell truck.
So far, HYLA refuelling stations have been planned along Californian freight corridors. The company has not yet revealed where the new seven stations will be. HYLA only states that aims to create an open network of commercial hydrogen refuelling stations initially in California and eventually throughout North America. Nikola’s infrastructure brand is also developing a fleet of hydrogen mobile stations to provide Hydrogen Flex Fueling (H2F2).
Nikola has now received a total of 58.2 million dollars in awards, which includes the recently announced $41.9 million for six hydrogen refuelling stations across Southern California. The additional awards build on the strategic partnership with Voltera to develop up to 50 HYLA stations throughout North America over the next five years.
Over to its vehicles, Nikola and its dealer network have now surpassed 200 sales orders for the Class 8 Nikola hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. The zero-emission truck maker says 202 sales orders for its fuel cell trucks represent 18 end customers. The company also manufactures purely battery electric trucks.
Michael Lohscheller, Nikola’s President and CEO, noted: “These sales orders reflect momentum in the industry, with businesses increasingly prioritizing zero-emissions alternatives to fulfil their environmental, social, and governance goals and responding to the incentives available.” Lohscheller continued, “This is only the beginning.”