The transport of goods by road is a key element for the world economy to work as it should. Just as important is that a rise in the price of oil could give to the fret with this sector as it is resentirían other areas of the economy and therefore we would have an economic problem of epic proportions (I don’t want to remember the pain in Spain in the spring-summer of the year 2008).
For this reason truck manufacturers are studying what is the best way for its trucks to follow on the road without having to rely on the juice of a dinosaur by the centuries of the centuries amen. Nikola Motors is a manufacturer of electric motors just present will be the first truck powered by hydrogen fuel cell. Additionally, so confident they are of their work that this vehicle will have a range of about 1,200 miles in its basic version.
The Nikola One, according to its manufacturer, it will revolutionize the freight transport sector. This truck uses a stack of fuel fueled by hydrogen that produces a power of 200 kW to feed a lithium-ion batteries of 320 kWh. With all this arsenal of technological Nikola ensures that your truck has a capacity of 1,000 cv and a few 2.711 Nm of torque maximum.
deposits in which stored hydrogen indicate that their autonomy will be between the 800 and 1,200 miles, or what is the same of 1.280 1,900 kilometers approximately. In addition, the battery that equips it has the enough power so the truck can move only with your energy for about 160 kilometres. All of these regions will depend on the purchased version and how the driver is able to use the regenerative braking that is installed in the truck.
According to the mark the first truck should be out in the street in the year 2020 and for your bet to be winning will be a multi-million pound investment to create charging stations and hydrogen so that its trucks can refuel once you drain your tanks in the whole road network of the united States.
In a first time sor sale to the public will be out through a system of contract hire in which the price will be somewhere between five and seven thousand dollars during a maximum time of 72 months, or the amount of 1,600,000 kilometers (what used to happen). During this time customers will be able to benefit no cost the charging stations that will create the brand as well as special advantages. After finishing this period of lease the customer will receive a replacement vehicle under the conditions that have been agreed.
Hopefully this type of vehicle arrive soon to Europe because our energy dependence on oil is very high and with it we could improve our road transport system in a way astounding.
Source – Nikola Motor Company