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Nikola Motor announced it is taking reservations on its yet-to-be-unveiled Badger electric or hydrogen fuel-cell pickup » Deposit holders secure spots at the December Nikola World event and be entered to win a free truck

Nikola Badger pre-orders opened today, June 29, 2020, at 11 AM ET.

Nikola World will take place December 3–5 and the Badger will be unveiled on December 4.

Badger preorders available in battery-electric vehicle (BEV) or hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) models.

All preorders qualify for a chance to win a Badger at Nikola World 2020.

Electric 0-60 mph in approximately 2.9 seconds; Badger anticipated to generate over 906 horsepower and 980 ft. lbs. of torque

Preorders received before November 15, 2020 will also be entered to win a Badger and receive a match of the deposit up to $5K off the final purchase price of the vehicle.

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Unlike the rest of the electric trucks coming to market, the Badger will be available as both a batter- electric vehicle that starts at $60,000 and as a hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle pickup with an EV battery pack that starts at $80,000. Nikola claims the ranges will be 300 and 600 miles respectively.

Production is expected to begin in early 2022, so deposit holders have a while to wait before their fuel-cell or electric truck is sitting in their driveways.

The Nikola will announce the manufacturing partner at the second Nikola World in Phoenix.

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The three-day Nikola World 2020 event will kick off with a party for preorder reservation holders only on December 3, the unveiling and live concert on December 4, and general public access and limited ride-alongs on December 5. Nikola Powersports and other products will also be onsite along with a few planned surprises.

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The USA and Australia will be the first markets to get the new Nikola Badger

Nikola Badger

Nikola Badger

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A spokesperson for Nikola Motor told carsales.com.au “North American Badger production begins in 2022, with production plans for other countries shortly after, including Australia, but no date has been set yet.”

Australian production will be 2023 at the earliest.

No mention of Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America.

Related » June 15, 2020 » Automotive News – New Zealand » Badger pick-up uses batteries and hydrogen cell for 1000km range

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Nikola will be giving away a Nikola Badger at Nikola World 2020 on June 29

Trevor Milton, the Founder, Executive Chairman of Nikola Motor Co. has tweeted »

Update: 1- Giving away one of the Executive Series #nikolabadger at #nikolaworld2020 2- Here’s the options that will be available to reserve the Badger and enter to win. Badger reservations open on June 29th. Most likely it’ll be sold out so be ready and gets yours reserved.

The first Nikola Badger reservation package will cost US$250 and will entail a US$500 discount applicable to the Badger’s price of between US$60,000 and US$90,000. This package includes a ticket to the Nikola World 2020 to attend the unveiling of the Badger. It also includes 2 tickets into a Nikola Badger giveaway.

A second reservation package costs US$1,000 and discounts US$2,000 off the price of a Nikola Badger. That package also includes a couple of tickets to Nikola World 2020, plus 4 entries for the Badger giveaway.

The $5,000 reservation package comes with a US$7,500 discount towards a Nikola Founder » the executive truck series. This package will also come with 2 VIP tickets for the Nikola World 2020 and 25 balloting entries for the Badger giveaway.

Nikola is a forward looking company and Milton is not afraid to face-off challengers. On June 8, 2020 Milton tweeted »

We open up reservations for the most bad ass zero emission truck on June 29th. See the @nikolamotor
Badger in person at #nikolaworld2020 this year. You’ll get to see a real operating truck, not a fake show truck. Expect stamped metal panels, functioning interior w/ hvac, 4×4, etc

The Nikola Badger will be available as either a FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) or BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle).

North American Badger production begins in 2022, with production plans for other countries thereafter.

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Nikola wants to produce FCEVs via joint venture

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“There are three (automakers) in the running right now for a joint venture on Badger, and we will announce who that is in the next few months,” Milton, who is also the company’s executive chairman, told Reuters.

The production of Badger, which will compete with electric car maker Tesla Inc’s Cybertruck, is set to start in 2022 or earlier, Milton said. The pickup truck will be available in both electric and fuel-cell versions.

Nikola’s Ulm factory has a capacity to produce 35,000 trucks a year, Milton said. The company will break ground this year for one more factory in Arizona that will produce 35,000 commercial trucks annually.

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Nikola Motors will begin accepting orders for the Badger, a new fuel-cell pickup, starting June 29

Nikola Badger

Nikola Badger

The Badger will be available as a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle or a battery-electric vehicle with the fuel cell available as an upgrade anytime after purchase.

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Described by Nikola as the “world’s most advanced zero emission FCEV/BEV pick-up truck”, the Nikola Badger will help drive down the cost of fuel cell components while accelerating the hydrogen station rollout.

Roberto Baldwin / Car and Driver »

Nikola is mostly known for its fuel-cell-powered semi-trucks, but back in February, it shared the first details about the upcoming Badger pickup truck. The vehicle will join the already crowded world of electric trucks headed toward the market. But it has a twist. It’s available as just a battery-electric vehicle or as a battery-electric fuel-cell vehicle. Preorders for the truck will be taken starting June 29.

The news was dropped by CEO Trevor Milton on Twitter. Also on June 29, the automaker will announce the date of its annual Nikola World event. In a marketing move reminiscent of Tesla, those who put a deposit down on a Badger will get first dibs on tickets for the event, where the pickup will make its world premiere.

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Nikola unveils the Nikola Badger pickup truck

Nikola Badger

Nikola Badger

Nikola Motor Company has high expectations for it’s upcoming Nikola Badger »

  • Available as a FCEV (Fuel-Cell Electric) or BEV (Battery-Electric)
  • Electric 0-60 mph in approximately 2.9 seconds
  • Truck will be able to operate on FCEV / battery-blend or BEV mode at any given time
  • Badger will generate over 906 horsepower, 980 ft. lbs. of torque and an estimated 600-mile range
  • Badger will have a range of 300 miles in BEV mode for those that do not have access to hydrogen
  • Badger will make its first appearance at Nikola World 2020; expected in September
  • Nikola is currently planning 700 hydrogen stations to give North America hydrogen coverage

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