Badger This hydrogen-electric ute could be your next workhorse

Nikola Badger Electric UteBadger – 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

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto