Nikola Motors Receives $2.3 Billion In Pre-Order Sales For New Electric Truck…

Nikola Motors Receives $2.3 Billion In Pre-Order Sales For New Electric Truck...

To be unveiled on December 1st, this revolutionary truck has already received over $2.3 billion in pre-order sales…

Earlier this year, Nikola Motors (which was named after physicist Nikola Tesla) unveiled its new electric truck. The ‘Nikola One’ is equipped with a 320 kWh battery pack that enables it to travel up to 1,200 miles when combined with the natural gas range extender.

According to the company’s website, the Nikola One’s battery pack is composed of over 32,000 individual lithium-ion cells which are welded together. Incredibly, the pack is 3x the pack size of a Tesla Model S P90D, relays Electrik.



The truck is a revolutionary vehicle, which is why consumers have been happily setting aside money to reserve their own. In fact, the electric truck – which will be available in about three days – has already received over $2.3 billion in pre-orders.

Says Trevor Milton, CEO of Nikola Motors:

“Our technology is 10-15 years ahead of any other OEM in fuel efficiencies, MPG and emissions. We are the only OEM to have a near zero emission truck and still outperform diesel trucks running at 80,000 pounds. To have over 7,000 reservations totaling more than 2.3 billion dollars, with five months remaining until our unveiling ceremony, is unprecedented.”

Nikola Motors Receives $2.3 Billion In Pre-Order Sales For New Electric Truck...

The specs include:

  • 6X6 100% Electric drive
  • Zero idle
  • Many times cleaner than diesel engines
  • 1/2 the fuel cost per mile compared to diesel
  • 3,700 FT. LBS Torque
  • 2,000 Horsepower
  • 1,200 Miles range
  • 320 kWh Battery
  • 1 million miles fuel free
  • Regenerative braking
  • Never plug-in – Turbine charges batteries automatically while driving

Nikola Motors Receives $2.3 Billion In Pre-Order Sales For New Electric Truck...

The company wants to create a special lease program for truck drivers to rent the vehicle. Truckers will be able to pay $5,000 / month to lease the vehicle, and the contract will include unlimited miles, unlimited fuel, warranty and maintenance. A truck driver would also be able to trade-in his Nikola One for a new electric truck every 72 months or 1,000,000 miles at no additional cost. To ensure the startup succeeds, the company will need to install natural gas CNG refueling stations around the nation (via TrueActivist).

Following are some photos of the Nikola One: 

Nikola Motors Receives $2.3 Billion In Pre-Order Sales For New Electric Truck...

Nikola Motors Receives $2.3 Billion In Pre-Order Sales For New Electric Truck...

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looks as though should be higher off the ground for our Australian roads !!!!

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well tell me how well it handles the mountains

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    Very well if you read the article. Better than a normal truck.

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    i don’t trust what i read. give me the wheel and i’ll let you know when i’m done

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Gilbert Daniel

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To low to the ground.

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Is this correct Grant Blackford?

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    Holly smokes!! Sounds unbelievable but must be true. Long way from the Australian roads though..

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Will it have 53′ of solar panels on the roof of the trailer

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    That would be cool but unlikely enough to power it. It uses natural gas to keep going. I am actually wondering why. You see unless you have another driver in the truck with you there are laws on how far you can legally drive a truck. Last I checked they were trying for only 500 miles. Legislation to encourage using Trains. Fun fact when I was in the military they forced you to only travel 500 miles a day when moving to a new base. You had to stop and rest for the day. I ignored that one like a champ.

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Tom Simpson this guy????????

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Mark Walker your next truck?

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Hume hwy runner

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Var det noget Marianne Roelshøj

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go electric !!!!!!!!!!

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As long as we are wedded to coal fired power generation it will still be a massive polluter. A good step in the right direction, but only if it’s the first of many.

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    I agree we need to get off Coal but not all Coal plants are bad polluters. Many use pretty good technologies. I still would rather go nuclear and eventually Solar once it gets a higher rate.

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    It’s also not pure electric.

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Hopefully the nightcaps of the other producers got this wake up call. !

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Is anyone looking down the road when these toxic batteries have to be disposed?

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    Lithium Ion can be relatively safely for the environment be recycled and disposed.

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It’s not pure electric though. It takes natural gas. Which will be a pain to get. I have a natural gas station next to my work which a lot of trucks could fill up at. I wonder how far it can go on electric alone.

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So they have sold two wow

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it has a turbine generator i believe it stated – so no plug in –

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Josh Peffer . Get one of these to replace the van????

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Nathan Close…new wheels perhaps

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Lawrence Loeffler this would be a huge step in the battle against Big Oil.

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    I predict it will be all electric with solar and hydrogen. All driverless eventually Shawn Mayfield

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Scott Dinger Edinger Timothy Wiers

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Where do y’all think electric power comes from? Currently, predominatly gas/oil and coal. The solar panels haven’t take off very well.

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    Solar panels are astronomically expensive, and each panel does not produce very much energy. Then there’s the batteries and battery acid needed to contain it. Solar is not the answer on a large nationwide scale. Perhaps wind and water would do better. But we need to face it, we will never be free of oil dependency. We just need to produce more of our own energy right here in the USA.

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    It’s becoming rapidly cheaper to use renewables. Here in Scotland renewables are thriving. Step by step. If oil and gas are so great we wouldn’t have all these initiatives.

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    Oil is a natural fossil fuel. I’m ok with that. We just need to depend on ourselves more instead of the middle east.

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    You need to learn about modern technology. Batteries can now be made of straight carbon, no lithium required. Solar and wind are now both cheaper than coal and oil to generate as of 2016…and it’s getting cheaper.

    There is literally no reason to continue using such a dirty and inefficient fuel source when there are superior alternatives that will significantly increase efficiency and productivity….it’s a no Brainerd

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    Jackie Bonilla here in Canada, solar and wind technology is taking off rapidly, prices are going down also rapidly. In Alberta, where the dirty tar sands are destroying nature and it<s inhabitants, people are starting to see why and how solar and wind energy is so important and the industry is growing fast. You should read on the matter or go online and reseach the subject before commenting, China and California are now leaders in this new endeavor, oil will phase out and you should be grateful that your children or future children, might have a chance to live in a clean world !

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    Solar, wind and hydro are NOT up to speed yet. In the meantime….. electric cars are ultimately fueled by electric that comes from oil, gas, coal and nuclear sources. Facts kids….

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    Jackie Bonilla it’s called transition for a reason. First step is to reduce carbon being pumped into the atmosphere so we actually have a livable planet to address the rest of the problems we create.

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    Jackie Bonilla Solar, wind and hydro WILL be up to seed in a near future,…..electric cars will ultimately be fueled by clean energy that comes from wind, solar or hydro renewable sources. FACTS woman, not alternatives facts but REAL FACTS !

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Grant Musgrove – this is the Tesla truck I was telling you about

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Tesla’s will be showing soon also!

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Phil Smiley Spencer

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Cor,the transhumanists will love this one.
Give me this and i would sell it to buy heavy horses.
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Ugly as a mud fence!

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    I’m a truck driver and I LOVE this futuristic look !

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    LOL to each his own, I guess. Been married to 2 truck drivers and worked as pilot car driver

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So much negativity over what is basically a rare good news story. Yes the source of the electricity used is important too but at least electricity can be green and renewable- oil is destructive to our health and our planet.

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    Oil and coal are naturally occuring. They are abundant resources from Mother Earth.

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    Jackie Bonilla which we’re using to kill her.

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    Jackie Bonilla they are finite resources! Wind and solar are infinite sources of energy and don’t contribute to excess carbon in our atmosphere.

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Richard Vokes
Check this out

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Tom Thomas Langford

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Electric van next please!

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What plastic piece of shit

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Braam Oosthuizen… mooi !

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Ricky Jeremy

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I’m very much looking forward to the reveal in December (or shortly after, if the target is missed). This could be incredibly transformative – especially for those who live along major highways and are exposed to diesel emissions 24 hours a day.

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The short article indicates recharging through a turbine. Will the turbine require a power source, or is it relying on braking to spin it up?

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Vivekanand Roy can you imagine the highways looking like this?!

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I want that battery pack for my boat

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This story is almost a year old. The truck was unveiled December 2016 and is hydrogen powered. Service to be provided by Ryder.
http://www.hybridcars.com/nikola-motors-debuts-hydrogen-electric-semi-truck/

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Colin do you think Peter will buy you this one? ?

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I feel telling folks this is the future. Expensive now, but affordable later.

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I can tell you that the infrastructure will require intensive updating and increased capacity

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Benjamin check this out.

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Elon Musk sees the big picture … Tesla Motors can’t expand without a power grid to support electric transportation. By creating home battery/solar roof displays, and electric trucks, etc. he is establishing a strong infrastructure for change.

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Andrew Ruth Watts, one for the future

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It’s Tesla not nokila

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Ugly lookin thing !

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