Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola’s Trevor Milton Says Future of Trucking Is Hydrogen-Based

Trevor Milton Nikola's Trevor Milton in 2019. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Corp. founder and Executive Chairman Trevor Milton believes the hydrogen fuel cell technology that powers his company’s trucks can place Nikola at the forefront of global efforts to toughen clean-air rules while also providing a truck that meets the needs of commercial fleets.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Breaks Ground on Arizona Plant

The Nikola Two fuel-cell powered big rig hauler, set for production in 2023. The Nikola Two fuel-cell powered big rig hauler, set for production in 2023. (Nikola)

Nikola Corp. broke ground July 23 on a new electric-truck factory in Coolidge, Ariz., that it hopes to open next year, but first the startup needs to figure out a way to pay for the 1 million square-foot facility and other expenses with little cash on hand.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Advocates of Hydrogen Fuel Are Primed for Global Markets

Hydrogen refueling A hydrogen fuel pump nozzle. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

The CEO of Nel ASA, a Norwegian company founded in 1927 and the largest manufacturer of electrolyzer technology that produces hydrogen from water, said Nel is ready to “cut and paste” its manufacturing approach in locations around the world as interest in the alternative fuel climbs.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola’s Trevor Milton Has $7.4 Billion Fortune on Free Truck Orders

The Nikola Two hydrogen-powered Class 8 tractor. The Nikola Two hydrogen-powered Class 8 tractor. (Nikola)

The executive chairman of Nikola Corp. is under siege from skeptics of the company he started in 2014 with the goal of revolutionizing the trucking industry.

June 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

German Government Agrees on National Hydrogen Strategy

A nozzle valve is attached to the dispenser of a hydrogen filling station in Dresden, Germany, on June 8. A nozzle valve is attached to the dispenser of a hydrogen filling station in Dresden, Germany, on June 8. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

The German government agreed June 10 on a long-term strategy for increasing production and use of hydrogen as part of a plan to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Frank Jordans | Associated Press
June 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

CHBC Names Bill Zobel Executive Director

The California Hydrogen Business Council announced the appointment of Bill Zobel as its executive director.

June 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Deployment of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Trucks Will Require Fueling Networks, Clear Business Cases

Hyundai Hyundai’s H2 Xcient fuel cell trucks will haul freight in Switzerland. (Hyundai)

A hydrogen-powered commercial truck built by Hyundai was set to begin hauling groceries in Switzerland in April, representing the first of 1,600 fuel cell electric trucks that the manufacturer plans to put on highways in the Alpine nation by 2025.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 24, 2020
Business, Fuel

Future Is Now for Hydrogen as Fuel Source, IEA Says

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Hydrogen, which has been touted as the fuel of the future much of the past five decades, finally may be on the verge of converting its potential to reality.

Dan Murtaugh | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2019
Government, Technology

Bosch, Powercell Partner to Bring Fuel Cells to Trucks, Cars

Bosch diesel engine factory The Bosch diesel engine factor in Stuttgart, Germany. The automotive supplier says it is partnering with Powercell Sweden AB to make the polymer-electrolyte membrane fuel cell ready for production in commercial trucks and cars. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg)

Automotive supplier Bosch announced it formed an alliance with Powercell Sweden AB, the Swedish manufacturer of fuel cell stacks.

April 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Moves Closer to Marketing Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Nikola's Trevor Milton Nikola's Trevor Milton spoke with TT in an exclusive interview Jan. 8 during CES. (Nikola Motor Co.)

LAS VEGAS — Nikola Motor Co. founder and CEO Trevor Milton said two key customers — private fleet Anheuser-Busch Cos. and truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises — will begin fleet tests of Nikola’s zero-emisssions hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks by the end of the year, as the first shoots of the necessary fueling infrastructure are emerging in Phoenix.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 16, 2019