Nikola to build three California Hydrogen Dispensing Stations

This marks an important step in Nikola’s ability to deliver innovative solutions and the infrastructure needed to decarbonize the transportation industry.

Nikola Corporation announced the locations of three California hydrogen stations to advance and scale up its long-term hydrogen distribution solutions to service market demand.

Nikola’s integrated energy and zero-emissions truck portfolio will be underpinned by developing hydrogen supply and refuelling infrastructure, an essential step in helping to decarbonize the heavy-duty transport sector.

Through the combined efforts of Nikola’s truck and energy teams, the company links hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles with hydrogen production hubs and dispensing stations. These stations are important in delivering a broader array of hydrogen fueling solutions to the heavy-duty trucking industry.

The three California refuelling stations and logistics infrastructure will be located in the cities of Colton, Ontario and a location servicing the Port of Long Beach. To further support truck demand, plans for additional stations are in progress and will be announced in the near future.

California is a launch market for Nikola, and these stations will support key customers and advance the state’s efforts to decarbonize the transport sector. The Ontario location is part of Nikola’s previously announced collaboration with TravelCenters of America. There are several distribution centres in the city of Colton, making it an ideal location for future Nikola FCEV customers.

Long Beach and Los Angeles ports are major global commercial transportation hubs focused on leading decarbonization. Our station servicing port customers will be a critical anchor of our hydrogen dispensing infrastructure.

President, Nikola Energy Pablo Koziner, said, “Our hydrogen refueling stations, along with a comprehensive energy supply, will provide customers the support needed to transition their fleets to zero-emissions.”

Jon Pertchik, CEO of TravelCenters of America said, “TA is committed to providing viable infrastructure to support the nation’s shift toward alternative fuels, and this collaboration with Nikola reflects our ongoing commitment to this goal.”

Mario Suarez, Planning Manager, City of Colton, California, said, “The establishment of a ‘clean fuel’ facility for heavy-duty commercial vehicles, such as semi-trucks, is a huge step forward in seeing the trucking industry move towards these types of vehicles.”

Mike Bible, Chief Executive Officer of TTSI, said, “The Nikola hydrogen refueling stations represent an important step forward to enable zero-emissions logistics solutions in Southern California. The Port of Long Beach station is an ideal location to support ocean drayage solutions for TTSI and other logistics providers.”

Zohaib Ali

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