The Nikola Motor Company, known for its Nikola One / Two / Tre line of electric and hydrogen trucks, held a large-scale event, the Nikola World 2019, in which it introduced five different electric vehicles.
The first public was shown a military SUV Nikola Reckless, which is distinguished by minimal noise and thermal footprint, which makes it difficult to track it using thermal imagers and other classic controls. A model with a ground clearance of 305 mm can be controlled remotely, turning it into a drone, you can install weapons, a platform for reconnaissance quadcopter and other modules on it.
The off-road off-road of all the wheels, Nikola Reckless, is equipped with four engines with a capacity of 590 hp (in case of damage to one of them, the electric vehicle will continue to move on the others) and with a torque of 775 feet / lbs (acceleration to "hundred" in 3 seconds). The battery capacity is 125 kWh, the power reserve is about 150 miles (240 km). A full charge of high speed charging is 2 hours, from a home network – 15 hours, from an autonomous solar station – 19 hours.
So we talked about the Nikola Nikola NZT electric, which was first announced under the name Nikola Zero in 2016. Two years later, the developers showed a pre-production version of Nikola NZT, and in the current event – an updated version with design and improved features.
In essence, this "civil" version of the previously mentioned Nikola Reckless with similar characteristics of power and power reserve. It will be offered in the open version as well as in a more comfortable version with ceiling and glass (for those who do not like to swallow dust). Series production of Nikola NZT begins in 2021, the cost starts from 80 thousand dollars.
The third novelty was an electric jet ski Nikola WAV, whose name means Water Adventure Vehicle. The jet ski is in the concept stage, so the exact technical specifications have not yet been announced. However, the company is already collecting pre-orders and expects to launch the model for the market early in the next decade.
All three models above are part of the Nikola Powersports family, which in the near future will be replenished with other new electric vehicles.
Under the Nikola World 2019, the Nikola Two electric truck and the European model Nikola Tre, which we described earlier, were also shown. According to company representatives, they have already ordered 13,000 trucks, including 800 trucks for the Anheuser-Busch brewery (Budweiser).
Recall that recently, the American manufacturer of hydrogen-powered trucks, Nikola Motor, announced that it would also release electric versions of the models Nikola Two and Tre with batteries of 500 kWh, 750 kWh and 1 MWh.
Source: Nikola Motor