Nikola Badger Specifications & Features
Before the electric and hydrogen-electric pickup truck had arrived, the 2023 Nikola Badger is already dead. Nikola had revealed some intriguing but unconfirmed details about the truck. Despite the fact that we had only seen renderings of it. These included an interesting mix of features, peak outputs of 906 horsepower and 980 lb-ft of torque, and a driving range of up to 600 miles. A watertight cabin with a concealed refrigerator and a water fountain that is fueled by the truck’s optional fuel-cell system were the highlights of the latter list.
The Badger appeared to be yet another model in the expanding market for electric pickup trucks. However, since General Motors and Nikola revised their partnership agreement and GM decided to only provide fuel cells to the startup company, plans have changed. The Badger will no longer be constructed as a result of the change.
Nikola Badger Motor, Battery, Range & Performance
Both a battery-electric and a hybrid battery-electric/hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain were supposed to be offered for the Badger. According to Nikola, the vehicle will include a 160.0 kWh battery pack and an additional 120.0 kWh fuel cell as an option. Customers who initially purchased the electric-only model would have the choice to afterward add the fuel-cell system. The Badger, according to the manufacturer, will have a constant output of 455 horsepower and a maximum output of 906 horsepower and 980 lb-ft of torque.
With a fully loaded trailer and a GCWR of 18,000 pounds, the fastest model is said to have a 2.9-second zero to 60 mph acceleration time. Be capable of driving up slopes of 40%, and even launching from a standstill without stalling on a 30% slope. The Badger, an electric-only vehicle, was advertised as having a single charge range of 300 miles. According to reports, the hydrogen fuel cell/battery-electric model has a 600-mile driving range. Although there are only a few hydrogen fueling stations in the United States right now. With the majority of them being in California, Nikola said it was planning 700 places across North America to expand coverage.
Nikola Badger Mileage
How many electrons and how much hydrogen the Badger would use in the city or on the motorway had not been disclosed by Nikola or the EPA.
Dimensions & Space
Once more, we were never given much information about the Badger’s connectivity and entertainment features. The interior of the truck was only rendered once. And it showed a sizable horizontally oriented screen in the center of the dashboard. There was a row of physical knobs and buttons below it that may have been intended to operate the HVAC system or to be used to communicate with the digital interface.
|2023 Nikola Badger Trims||Price (USD)|
|Badger EV||$60,000 (est)|
|Badger Fuel-Cell EV||$80,000 (est)|
For the Badger, Nikola hadn’t decided on an exact price. The business had been accepting deposits between $250 and $5000, but now it promises to reimburse all submitted orders.