Nikola Motor Company, the company that seems to have pulled a bait and switch with regard to its planned semi-truck offering has revealed that it’s now taking reservations for it’s all-electric Utility Task Vehicle (UTV), the Zero.
The Nikola Zero UTV reportedly features a 72 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack, 4 electric motors (520 horsepower + 476 lb-feet of torque), and a price tag of $37,000. The range is reportedly between “100 and 200 miles.”
Green Car Reports provides more: “The battery is stored in the floor, helping to lower the center of gravity, which is useful if you plan to tackle some serious inclines. Nikola says the vehicle could also be completely submerged and still operated safely, although the company doesn’t recommend you try it. Compared to the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which starts at almost the same price, the Zero seems expensive. However, its technology provides Nikola with a little more credibility and makes us even more curious to see what the company unveils on December 2.”
Well, we’ll have to wait to see about that last bit.
Further background on the company can be found here.