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U.S. Xpress Enterprises to Purchase Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

| December 12, 2016

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U.S. Xpress Enterprises,  a leading provider of transportation services throughout North America, will be one of the first and the largest truckload carriers to order the Nikola One, a zero-emission, hydrogen-electric semi-truck.

Unveiled recently, the Nikola One utilizes a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries.  The electric semi-truck can generate additional energy on-the-go by its hydrogen fuel cell, which will give the Nikola One a total range of between 800 and 1,200 miles with the battery fully charged and the hydrogen storage tank filled.

In addition, the peak output from the electric drive system will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to accelerate the Nikola One from 0-60 mph in 30 seconds or about twice as quick as a conventional diesel semi-truck found on the road today.

Delivery date is expected to be 2020.

“U.S. Xpress drivers are going to have one of the most environmentally sound trucks on the road that they are going to love to drive,” said Trevor Milton, CEO and founder of Nikola Motor Company.  “Each state-of-the-art cab comes complete with full-sized beds, large closet, full size refrigerator and freezer, microwave, television, Internet and electronic climate control.”

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