If you put down $250, the company will give you a $250 discount on the final purchase price. Key specs include: *Specs may vary according to FCEV or BEV-only mode, temperature, elevation, tires, wheels, software packages, production requirements, hardware and/or regulations. The Badger will be available as a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle or a battery-electric vehicle with the fuel cell available as an upgrade anytime after purchase. Buyers who want to secure an early build slot can send Nikola a refundable deposit, and company founder Trevor Milton pledged to keep the money his company receives in an account until deliveries start instead of using it to fund its research and development effort. As for the price, Nikola ’s founder and CEO Trevor Milton has taken to Twitter (of course) to suggest the Badger will be priced between $60,000 and $90,000. It zips from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. The Badger will be outfitted with a 15-kilowatt power outlet for tools, lights and compressors, which is enough power to assist a construction site for approximately 12 hours without a generator. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Nikola released a sketch of the Badger’s interior showing a four-spoke steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster, and a television-like screen propped up on the dashboard that’s allegedly waterproof. It explained it will design the truck in-house, but it will outsource production to another automaker whose identity hasn’t been made public yet. Like Nikola's heavy goods trucks, which are yet to enter production, the Badger offers a choice of powertrains. With an estimated total range of 600 miles (a blended figure that includes the use of hydrogen) or 300 miles on battery alone, the Badger … Nikola claims this is the world's most advanced electric truck. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. February 10, 2020 – Nikola Corporation is excited to announce the product launch of the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck with an estimated range of 600 miles. We do not update, supplement or delete outdated information contained in our website, and we disclaim any obligation to do so. You may opt out anytime. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. of torque, 906 peak HP and 455 continuous HP. With an estimated total range of 600 miles (a blended figure that includes the use of hydrogen) or 300 miles on battery alone, the Badger seems impressive. Truck, what is a Truck, pickup nowadays?, is it a do all workhorse?, or a recreational Vehicle?, why do we need a Truck with Supercar baiting acceleration?, ok, I sort of half get it, but, it's still a Truck. 50 talking about this. No other electric pickup can operate in these temperatures and conditions.”. No delivery date has been set for the model. No other electric pickup can operate in these temperatures and conditions. There is yet another question mark hovering around Nikola’s production plans. The program will help drive down the cost of the fuel-cell components on our semi-truck while accelerating the hydrogen station rollout. Nikola plans to introduce the Badger during an event it named Nikola World that’s taking place between December 3 and 5, 2020. In terms of power and performance, Nikola states: Unlike anything on the market, the advanced electric pickup is designed to target and exceed every electric or petrol pickup in its class. “The Nikola Badger is a game changer. Odds are cheaper, more basic versions of the Badger will join the lineup as well. Message and data rates may apply. Although Tesla is better established than its smaller, younger rival, investors have shown a tremendous (and surprising) amount of confidence in Nikola’s ability to claw its way to the top of the automotive food chain. Nikola Motors, the American hydrogen-fuel-cell truck maker that's just made a dramatic debut on the stock market, will today begin taking pre-orders for its Badger pick-up. With an estimated range of 600 miles, the Badger seems impressive. Nikola CEO Trevor Milton announced that preorders for the Badger pickup will open on June 29. Tesla rival Nikola is planning hydrogen charging stations for its trucks in the UK and across Europe. Nikola quotes a 300-mile driving range. Although the company hasn’t revealed precisely when it will begin delivering the model, it’s reasonable to assume that won’t happen before it’s unveiled on December 4, so the first trucks likely won’t end up in customer hands until 2021 at the earliest. The future is here, and we're alive to see it! “Being able to pull back the curtain of a production truck build is a rare opportunity where we can include the everyday truck owner to participate in the final outcome of design, exterior choices and performance specs. of torque and an estimated 600-mile rangeBadger can drive 300 miles in BEV mode for those that do not have access to hydrogenThe Badger will make its first appearance at Nikola World 2020; expected in SeptemberNikola is currently planning 700 hydrogen stations to give North America hydrogen coverageInitial hydrogen station locations are finalized and will be announced this quarterLimited reservations available in 2020. It's assumed that these declarations are an oblique reference to the Tesla Cybertruck, which was unveiled last year. PHOENIX. Badger production is tentatively scheduled to start in 2021, though details are extremely murky. We will text message you updates on the program including first to know, first to see images, truck giveaways, surveys regarding specific vehicle parts to be unveiled, etc. Nikola has just revealed its Badger electric pickup truck concept. The Badger will be built in conjunction with another OEM utilizing their certified parts and manufacturing facilities. What a world! One is entirely electric: It consists of four electric motors (one behind each wheel) that presumably draw electricity from a huge lithium-ion battery pack mounted under the passenger compartment and/or beneath the cargo box. Hydrogen-powered cars emit water vapor, which is harmless enough to earn them the coveted “zero-emissions” label. It looks like the truck offers seating for five passengers, and the company said it plans to integrate a small fridge somewhere in the cabin. Their valuation is based on hype, zero-cash-down deposits and lack of scrutiny into any of their claims. Taking a page out of the playbook of the Porsche Taycan, Nikola comments: The Badger was designed to handle 0-100 mph launches with minimal loss of performance and to operate on grades up to 40% through advanced software blending of batteries and fuel-cell. The partnership will follow the Badger build from concept through production. It zips from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. US firm opens pre-order books for its Tesla-baiting pick-up, available with hydrogen or pure-electric powertrains, Haymarket Media Group, publishers of Autocar takes your privacy seriously. Reservation holders will be entered in a drawing to win a free truck. Nikola CEO Trevor Milton says that the move from semis to pickup truck was logical and we tend to agree with his statement here: Nikola has billions worth of technology in our semi-truck program, so why not build it into a pickup truck? It seems the truck will be offered in two forms, with one being a battery-only version and the other offering both a battery and a hydrogen fuel cell setup. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. The bad news is that the Badger is currently not expected to be offered outside of North America. By filling out this form, you agree to receive text messages at the phone number provided. A car company that has never made a car or truck and won't be for 2 years is worth more than Ford. NIKOLA UNVEILS THE BADGER – THE WORLD'S MOST ADVANCED ZERO-EMISSION FCEV / BEV PICKUP TRUCK WITH AN ESTIMATED 600 MILE RANGE, Will be available in FCEV (Fuel-Cell Electric) or BEV (Battery-Electric)Manufacturing through an OEM partnership; to be announced soonElectric 0-60 mph in approximately 2.9 secondsTruck can operate on FCEV / battery-blend or BEV mode at any given timeBadger can generate over 906 horsepower, 980 ft. lbs. This electric truck can be used for work, weekend getaways, towing, off-roading or to hit the ski slopes without performance loss. You can see more details at www.nikolamotor.com/badger . The variant shown in the company’s renderings rides on beefy tires, and it’s equipped with small bumpers that increase its approach and departure angles. After Tesla, naming a car company Nikola means its management has no imagination. Pre-orders for the model open today (29 June), and it will be officially unveiled at the company's annual Nikola World event on 4 December, to which customers pre-ordering a Badger will be invited. The Badger, though just a concept for now, aims to compete with the likes of the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Hummer electric pickup truck, Ford F-150 electric truck and more in the ever-growing segment of electric trucks. Look at your Dyson man, he gives up just because it was getting a bit harder and it was gonna cost him some money.