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Image gallery: Nikola One

25 May 2016 / 0

After Faraday Future’s FFZERO1 Concept, there’s another contender on the electric vehicle scene with wild claims. The company has called itself Nikola Motor Company (rendering Nikola Tesla’s name completely trademarked) and is taking $1,500 down payments to book its electric truck, the One. The Nikola One is claimed to have 6×6 drive, meaning all six wheels are powered by their own electric motors, churning out a total of 2,000PS  and 5,016Nm (!) of torque. The Nikola One will be powered by a 320kWh battery, and the company claims that the electric truck will be charged by gas turbines running on CNG. The claims don’t stop there — a full tank range of nearly 2,000km and free fuel for the first 16,00,000km (that’s not a typo) for the first 5,000 reservations. We won’t completely dismiss the Nikola One as vapourware, but the figures certainly do smell of it. Only time will tell. Until then, here are some 3D renderings for the Nikola One.

Nikola One (12)

Powered by six motors individually powering each wheel, the Nikola One has a total output of 2,000PS and over 5,000Nm of torque

 

Nikola One (9)

The Nikola One has a sleek aerodynamic profile. Certainly one of the best-looking trucks we’ve laid our eyes on

 

Nikola One (6)

Nikola claims the One is packed various amenities, including a full-size fridge, Wi-Fi and even a 40-inch 4K television!

 

Nikola One (5)

The steel box behind the cabin houses the CNG fuel system, which feeds the turbine used for charging the 320kWh battery

 

Nikola One (3)

 

Nikola One (2)

 

Nikola One (1)

 

Autodesk VRED Design 2016

The cabin of the Nikola One is a complete digital affair, with multiple screens feeding the driver with vital information

 

Nikola One (19)

A schematic diagram of the truck layout is seen here. 4 is location of the battery, while the turbine is located at 6

 

Nikola One (15)

One of the many screens in the cabin displaying the vitals of the truck

 

Nikola One (16)

 

Nikola One (14)



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