It hasn’t yet been a month since General Motors announced they were going to release a new electric-line of their Hummer trucks, and on Monday another car manufacturer announced its plans to do the same.
Nikola Motors, an Arizona-based electric-car manufacturer, announced its plans to introduce a new pick-up truck they’ve named the ‘Badger.’ The car manufacturer intends to have its vehicle compete with the likes of Tesla, Rivian and Hummer.
The Badger will come as either a purely battery-electric vehicle or with a fuel cell system. The vehicle which will go from 0 to 60 in roughly 2.9 seconds will boast 906 horsepower, have 980 pound-feet of Torque as well as a range of 965 kilometres (600 miles).
Since the Badger will require hydrogen in order to function and there’re a shortage of hydrogen stations, Nikola Motors have already begun plans to build 700 hydrogen filling stations.
Trevor Milton, the car manufacturer’s CEO, believes what will make the Badger stand out from the other electric vehicles is its versatility. According to the CEO, all of the current electric vehicles that’re available have a large number of limitations, all of which the Badger will not have.
“I have been working on this pickup program for years and believe the market is now ready for something that can handle a full day’s worth of work without running out of energy. This electric truck can be used for work, weekend getaways, towing, off-roading or to hit the ski slopes without performance loss. No other electric pickup can operate in these temperatures and conditions.”