14 August 2019
The US Department of Energy has awarded Nikola Motor Company a $1.7 million grant to advance its research into fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA).
The move is designed to accelerate the company’s work to develop future trucks offering cleaner and greener performance.
Nikola is largely focused on the development of durable hydrogen technology for use in commercial trucking.
Jesse Schneider, Nikola’s executive vice president for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, said, “This award provides an opportunity for the highly talented Nikola team to leverage expertise in academia and exceptional resources within the DOE Fuel Cell Consortium for Performance and Durability to accelerate a breakthrough that will benefit the entire hydrogen and fuel cell industry and community.”