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Nikola Corp. announced that it has agreed to build a fuel cell power module using technology licensed from the Bosch Group.
The arrangement will allow Nicola to build Bosch modules at its facility in Coolidge, Arizona, and Nicola will be able to incorporate them to meet the needs of the vehicle. The company plans to begin manufacturing modules and their fuel cell electric trucks in 2023.
“This announcement is the result of a multi-year partnership with Bosch,” Nicola CEO Mark Russell said in a statement. “We are proud to enter into this strategic relationship with Bosch after a thorough analysis of the best options out there. As a result, the“ manufacturing and purchasing ”analysis provided the best of both worlds. “
Nikola designs and manufactures rugged commercial battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, and energy infrastructure. According to the agreement, Bosch will provide key components such as fuel cell stacks, air compressors with power electronics, and control units with sensors.
“We will work with Bosch to develop and assemble application-specific fuel cell power modules at the same facility in Coolidge, Arizona, leveraging key components of Bosch’s global manufacturing network,” said Russell.
Nikola is also planning to expand its Coolidge manufacturing facility by 50,000 square feet and up to 50 additional jobs to accommodate the initial module assembly. Nicola is also expanding its engineering and testing facilities to support fuel cell and vehicle verification and testing at Phoenix headquarters. — — Transport topic
— Nikola Motor Company (@nikolamotor) September 2, 2021
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