Nikola had been creating the truck by itself, however the firm determined to depend on GM’s engineering as an alternative after talking with them, Nikola CEO Trevor Milton mentioned.
The Badger can be out there in 2022, whereas GM’s first electrical vehicles are anticipated late subsequent yr.
GM has lengthy been engaged on hydrogen gasoline autos as properly. The hydrogen gasoline cell model of the Badger can even be primarily based on the so-called Hydrotec engineering that GM developed with Honda.
“This strategic partnership with Nikola … continues the broader deployment of Normal Motors’ all-new Ultium battery and Hydrotec gasoline cell programs,” mentioned Normal Motors CEO Mary Barra. “We’re rising our presence in a number of high-volume EV segments whereas constructing scale to decrease battery and gasoline cell prices and enhance profitability.”
— CNN Enterprise’ Peter Valdes-Dapena contributed to this report.