Nikola Corp. unwrapped the Badger electric pickup Monday, a vehicle that will be manufactured in partnership with an automaker that has not yet been announced.
Nikola, a Tesla competitor that is building fuel cell-powered semitrucks, has set an ambitious target to develop electric vehicle battery technology with an estimated range of 600 miles.
The truck will make its first public appearance at Nikola World at the company's Arizona headquarters in the fall and will be available as a fuel cell-electric or battery-electric vehicle.
Production will begin in 2021. The company has not disclosed where it will be manufactured or production volume but expects the truck to be on the road at the end of that year.
The location of 700 hydrogen stations in North America to refuel the Badger are being finalized and will be disclosed this quarter, Nikola said in a statement.
The Phoenix-based startup said the truck can also drive 300 miles in battery-electric mode for those who do not have access to hydrogen.
The company said the truck's horsepower rating, continuous towing rating and range are designed to "outperform all electric pickup trucks on the market."