Nikola updates ‘all wheel drive’ Nikola One tractor

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Nikola One Electric TruckNikola Motor Co. Sunday provided a few updates on the Nikola One tractor the company expects to road test next year.

Via its Twitter account, the company says it is planning a “huge party/event” for customers, media and partners when the truck rolls off the test assembly line in 2018.

The company also says the hydrogen fuel cell powered truck will feature a 6×4 configuration that is compatible with a dual or super single tires. The steer axle, Nikola says, will feature a nearly 60 degree turning radius.

The tandem driveline, Nikola says, was engineered to handle a 30 percent grade loaded to 80,000 pounds at 0 mph standstill takeoff.

Jason Cannon has written about trucking and transportation for more than a decade and serves as Chief Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. A Class A CDL holder, Jason is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School, an honorary Duckmaster at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee, and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Reach him at [email protected]