The Nikola Motor company has changed its promise. Do you remember, It said it will be making an electric semi truck cab and named it Nikola One. By hearing the idea many people invested their money into this project. But now, the company has decided to change the truck from electric to Hydrogen based. It is really worrisome!
Nikola today announced that they will be changing the mode of propulsion of the truck from electric to Hydrogen Fuel cell based. It will still be electric but still such a move is confusing for depositors. The company said that it made this move to make it completely emission free. While this is true, but the main problem is “How to find a Hydrogen fuel station?”.
The most weird thing is, Many people invested in this $375,000 project, which company marketed as being completely electric. Which means just driving it to any outlet, plug it in, charge and you are ready to roll. But now it has changed to fuel based electric vehicle. Now you have to rely on infrastructure based fuel stations. But that’s not the problem, the real problem is Hydrogen fuel stations are non-existent. Lets hope the investments by people are refundable or else problems may arise.
Nicola promised that it will be producing its own hydrogen. And it will have 50 Hydrogen fuel stations by 2020, Almost one in every state. The range of the truck is 1,200 miles, which will help it find the fuel station.