Badger – It has been said that only a ute powered by petrol and diesel can serve the great Australian outdoors. But David Brown reports that the Nikola Motor Company has other ideas.
The Nikola Motor Company in the US has announced their Ute – the Badger.
It is a hybrid vehicle in the sense that it drives its four electric motors (one for each wheel) off both battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Not directly using fossil fuels is not a problem.
They claim it will have peak power of 675 kw and peak torque of 1329 Nm and a range of 965 km (half from battery half from the hydrogen fuel cell).
And will accelerate from zero to 100 km/hr in 2.9 seconds.
It is due out in America in September. No price has been mentioned