The Nikola Motor Company is hoping for a big crowd–and big interest–at next year's Nikola World.
The company recently invited Nikola reservation holders, suppliers, investors and media to attend the first two days of the event, which is set for April 16-18, 2019 in Phoenix AZ. The third day is reserved for the public.
Nikola World will feature the Nikola Two heavy-duty truck, a 2.3-megawatt hydrogen fueling station and the Nikola NZT 4x4.
“Not only will our team be unveiling the most advanced production semi-truck the world has ever seen, but we will also be revealing the Nikola NZT all-electric 4x4 vehicle and a massive 2.3-megawatt hydrogen station,” said Trevor Milton, Nikola’s chief executive officer.
“This is why we named it Nikola World–we want to create a better place to live where emissions are eliminated.”
Nikola will unveil the pre-production Nikola Two hydrogen/electric heavy-duty truck, the 2.3-megawatt hydrogen station and the Nikola NZT 4X4 on April 16. Day 2 will be dedicated to demonstration drives and hydrogen filling. On April 18, the public is invited to see the latest heavy-duty electric trucks and NZT in action.
“The largest fleets and customers in the world will attend this event and they will see what no other OEM could deliver–a production-ready, zero emission semi-truck, with over 1,000-mile range, 20% less operating costs per mile, more horsepower, torque and safety features than any other diesel ever built, and a startup did it..”
Nikola World registration opens Dec. 3 at nikolamotor.com. All activities are free.
The company said it has nearly $11 billion in pre-order reservations to date. Ryder System and Thompson Caterpillar will be on site at the event to work with fleets and customers to finalize orders.
Nikola is planning on having more than 700 hydrogen stations across the USA and Canada by 2028, according to Milton. Each station is capable of up to 8,000 kilograms (17,636 pounds) of daily hydrogen production.