Nikola Says Electric Pickup Gets 600 Miles per Charge
There is a new player in the electric pickup space, and this one is not wasting any time touting its performance.
Nikola Motor Company says its new electric pickup truck concept Badger can get as much as 600 miles per charge. That news comes as the Phoenix-based electric vehicle manufacturer is set to start taking orders for the trucks before the end of the year.
“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,” Nikola Chief Executive Officer Trevor Milton said in a February press release announcing the Badger. “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.”
The truck’s estimated range is based on hydrogen and electric battery use, according to Inside EVs. The vehicle, which will compete with new electric offerings from Ford, Tesla, Hummer, and others, is expected to be able to cover some 300 miles on battery alone.
Nikola, the five-year old company that borrows its name from inventor Nikola Tesla, makes vehicles that run largely on hydrogen fuel cells instead of lithium-ion batteries. The company recently announced that it plans to go public and has been valued at $3 billion.
Safety Protections for California Car Owners
Despite the seemingly endless wave of new vehicles coming off of factory assembly lines every day, a wide range of carmakers still has trouble producing vehicles that are safe to use. Thousands of cars are recalled in the United States alone each month because of serious defects that raise significant safety hazards.
The good news for California car owners is that the state lemon law offers some valuable protections. The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act requires car makers to perform certain repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also requires the manufacturer to buy back vehicles it is unwilling or unable to fix.
Consult a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you are a car owner or lessor who is haggling with a car manufacturer over repairs, an experienced California lemon law attorney can help. A lawyer can help you weigh your rights and options to ensure that the carmaker is held fully accountable.
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