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According to Electrek (This article and its images were originally posted on Electrek February 8, 2019 at 02:13PM.)
Nikola Motors, an electric and hydrogen truck startup, is announcing new all-electric versions of their semi trucks in order to compete with Tesla Semi.The startup first announced plans for a hybrid electric and natural gas semi truck over 3 years ago.
They later changed their plans to hybrid battery-electric and fuel cell hydrogen trucks with plans for a massive hydrogen supply chain and fueling station network.
Later, Tesla unveiled its all-electric semi truck that showed battery-electric class 8 vehicles were viable and it changed many people’s perspectives.
At the time, Nikola Motors mocked Tesla’s effort – arguing that they couldn’t achieve the range that they were claiming on battery-electric only.
Now they are announcing battery-electric versions for two of their truck models:
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