There will be a surprise in the upcoming year. A truck with a more extended range compared to Tesla is ready for pre-order. Welcome to the great Nikola Badger Electric Pickup. Nikola motor proudly announced that this car is different than the others. This advanced electric pickup shoots every electric or petrol pickup in its class as the target. So, Nikola brings worth technologies for the car.
As the trusted manufacture for heavy-duty use trucks, including semi-trucks, off-roading, and jet ski-Esque watercraft, Nikola Badger Electric Pickup is Nikola’s first kick to enter the electric pickup truck market.
The opening for reservation already run started on June 29, while for the complete release will be in Nikola World Event on December 4., 2020. For your information, there will be prototypes for selected customers and media to ride at that ceremony.
A Glance About Nikola Corporation
This company is based in Phoenix, Arizona, where the research and development operations plus quarter office take the same place there too. In April 2019, the company held its first event called “Nikola World Event.” During the event, Nikola introduced the Nikola Two Truck and the Nikola NZT UTV.
Based on its name, the Nikola NZT UTV was unique for utility task vehicle. The manufacture provided a motor at each wheel with 3,500 lb and 14.5 in clearance suspension.
That vehicle was able to do the task with 72 or 107 kWh battery. On the other hand, Nikola Two was almost the same with its brother, Nikola One, but with no sleeping compartment. The Nikola Two had a 320 kWh EV battery, which supplied six electric traction motors at each wheel.
Now, their development finally arrived to unveil the hydrogen-fueled electric truck. The Nikola Badger is the answer for those who need a car for a full day working. No need to be worried about running out energy.
Whether you use for work, weekend time, or even off-roading and towing, nothing can handle the best like this great Badger.
Nikola Badger Electric Pickup Truck; Everything we know so far
You might already have a picture of how the Nikola Badger would be. As we mentioned several things above, we also want to add more information for you here. It is not only about the engine performance. More than that, we will look further through its appearance and what’s inside the car. See everything you may find through the following points:
If you are curious about the appearance, we can start from the height and how wide it is. The Nikola Badger is 6.07 feet tall and 7.09 feet wide. Also, it is 9.36 feet long, while the bed width is 5.12 feet. This dimension will be completed with a 4×4 independent wheel drivetrain. To make your images more transparent, you will get the drive on upgrade up to 40% than usual.
Nikola Badger Pickup Truck Interior
Looking inside the car, you will directly feel how the real truck is, instead of the fake one. Nikola makes sure that the driver operates the tough truck. So, you can expect a high-technology cabin function, for example, HVAC, metal panels, etc. The front view is very wide; it makes anyone comforts facing any field.
Nikola claims that their Badger can reach up to 600 miles with its hydrogen fuel cell and battery power sources. It is surprising because when you compare to Tesla Cyrbertruck’s, the competitor is only able to catch the range by 100 miles. While for the Nikola electric version, the car has a range of 300 miles. This proves the company’s ambition to fulfill their market’s needs.
Another statement that was released was the Badger can put out a 906 Horsepower and 980lb-ft of torque. It means that the car potentially results in a 0-60mph time of 2.9 sec. Plus, as your additional hint, this truck has a towing capacity of more than 3,600kgs.
Do you still want a comparison? Then, face this Badger with the Ford F-150 Raptor. Even though that car was reviewed as “the meanest and the baddest truck on sale,” the Badger is a winner because the Raptor is 5.1 secs.
Nikola Badger Electric Pickup Truck Price
There is a source said that based on Trevor Milton’s tweet, CEO of Nikola, the price is in a range of $60,000 – $90,000. But it depends on the drivetrain at the event later.
Compared to the potential rival, this number is higher than the Raptor, which starts at $53,000. So, it is clear that the Badger’s class is higher and worth to wait as the extra-ordinary pickup in the future.
One more thing you should know that an issue appears that the Nikola Badger Electric Pickup won’t be available outside of North America. However, you can still hope for a change from this plan production.
Because if the company sees there is a possibility to spread their pickup, anyone anywhere can own this car. Like really, this car is affordable and helpful for challenging tasks.
Nikola Badger Truck Specs
|0-60 MPH||2.9 Seconds|
|Peak Torque||980 Ft. LBS|
|Fuel Cell||120 kW|
|Towing Capacity||8,000 LBS|
|Drivetrain||4×4 Independent Wheel Drive (IWD)|
|Dimensions||5890mm L x 2180mm W x 1870mm T|