Nikola and TravelCenters of America collaborate on hydrogen fueling stations for fuel cell vehicles

April 29, 2021
Owning the Energy Transition
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Nikola and TravelCenters of America (TA-Petro) plan to install two hydrogen fueling stations at two existing TA-Petro sites in Southern California by Q1 2023, which will be available to any truck customer and comply with a common industry standard for heavy-duty fueling protocols. Capitalizing on the existing fossil fuel infrastructure to serve hydrogen is expected to reduce the cost of installation, but it is not enough – Nikola will need to line up trucking operators to ensure a sufficient utilization rate of hydrogen fueling stations. Although Nikola seems aware of the right steps to take, considering the company's past history of lopsided partnerships for credibility, clients should be cautious about how far this partnership can go.

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