Hydrogen supply stations for Nikola Motor Company

The Nikola Motor Company has placed an order for refuelling stations for hydrogen-powered trucks the company is developing.

Nikola will partner with electrolysis specialist business Nel; initially building two demo prototype hydrogen generation systems that will provide one ton per day of hydrogen.

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The intention is to scale the smaller units to a size capable of supplying up to 32 tons per day in an effort to reduce production and supply costs for the Nikola fleet of trucks.

"We are building the world’s largest hydrogen network. Nel´s electrolyzers are well proven, and known in the industry for being very efficient and reliable, making them a natural backbone for the development of our mega-stations. We are beyond excited to work with the Nel team to deploy this groundbreaking technology as quickly as possible across the US," says Trevor Milton, Chief Executive Officer of Nikola Motor.

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Nel reports that it has over 2600 operational systems installed in 75 countries, and its partnership with Nikola has an initial target of 16 large-scale hydrogen stations being operational between 2019 and 2021.

The two prototype demo stations are intended to be ready for use after June 2018.

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