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Nikola Motor Company to Announce Upgradeable Battery Pack for its Zero UTV

Nikola Zero

SALT LAKE CITY. November 3, 2016– Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil upgradeable battery packs for its Zero UTV at the launch event scheduled for December 1, 2016.

The all electric Nikola Zero UTV was unveiled at the 2016 Sand Sports Super Show and has 476 lb-ft of torque which comes on instantly and pushes the Nikola Zero from 0-60 miles per hour in just three seconds.

Nikola Zero

At the unveiling, Nikola will off its 107 kWh upgradeable battery pack for its electric UTV, the Nikola Zero. “Our battery engineers have made major advances in storage and cooling,” said Trevor Milton, Nikola’s CEO. “We believe our lithium battery packs, which should be available next year, are more energy dense and weigh less than any vehicle production pack in the world. To give you an idea, we believe our pack could propel a BMW i3 over 400 miles on a single charge and still fit within the i3 chassis. Our new design should also allow us to fit approximately 125 kWh or more in the Tesla Model S battery envelope.”

“This new battery pack will be offered for sale to other OEMs in 2017, as well as an upgrade option for the Nikola Zero UTV,” added Milton.

Prices for the four-door Zero start at $37,000.

Nikola ZERO Specifications:

Engine Type 400V AC Electric Motors
Battery Capacity 50kWh Lithium Ion Battery Pack
Transmission Single gear reduction at each wheel
Drive System Type On-Demand 4X4 or 2X4 at any speed
Engine Braking System (EBS) Baja style hubs and disc brakes with Motor Regenerative Braking
Active Descent Control Comes Standard
Cooling Refridgerant
Winches Front and Rear Superwinch. 3,500 lb Capacity Each
Steering Rack Howe 2.5 inch hydraulic
Control Arms Billet 6061-T6 aluminum Lower and Upper
Knuckle Billet 6061-T6 Aluminum
Shaft Custom high stroke CV Shaft design
Front Suspension 20″ of travel with 3.0″ FOX Podium Internal Bypass Shocks
Rear Suspension 20″ of travel with 3.0″ FOX Podium Internal Bypass Shocks
Shocks Fox Internal Bypass 3.0 Podium
Front/Rear Brakes 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc w Triple-Bore Front & Rear Calipers
Parking Brake Park In Transmission
Front Tires 32″
Rear Tires 32″
Wheels Cast Aluminum
Wheels Method Wide-Five Bead lock
Wheel End Assembly Jamar Micro Stub
Ground Clearance 14.5″
Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H) 163″ x 78.5″ x 74″
Payload Capacity 1,400 Lbs
Person Capacity 4
Wheelbase 118″
Estimated Dry Weight (pounds/kg) 1,900lbs / 862kg
Display Monitors (1) 10″ and (2) 7″ full color displays with optional backup camera
Cargo System Optional
Color / Graphics Blue, Green, Black, Camo
Electronic Power Steering Standard
Hitch Towing Rating 3,000 lbs.
Hitch Type Receiver that can take any ball size up to 2 5/16″
Lighting White LED, High/Low & Red LED Tail/Brake Lights
Unbraked Trailer Towing Capacity N.A.
Instrumentation Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tripmeter, Tachometer, Coolant Temperature, Volt Meter, Hour Meter, Service Indicator, Clock, Distance to Empty, Fuel Gauge, Hi-Temp Light, Seatbelt Reminder Light, 2 DC Outlets
Rear Tire Steering Standard
Solar Roof Top 600 watt
12V Battery Bank 360 Amp Hour 12V

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