SALT LAKE CITY and PHOENIX-- Nikola Motor Company is starting the hiring process for their new Arizona Research & Development Center, slated to open in November 2018. The 150,000 sq. ft. R&D facility on 13 acres will house some of the nation’s top laboratory electric and fuel cell vehicle equipment.
The company is working on cutting edge technology supported by world class suppliers to build the first hydrogen-electric semi-truck, along with the accompanying hydrogen infrastructure.
“We want the world’s top talent in vehicle electrification, fuel cell development, hydrogen storage and hydrogen fueling to apply for these premium positions,” said Trevor Milton, CEO and founder, Nikola Motor Company. “It is rare you get in on the ground floor of one of the most innovative companies in America.”
Over 10,000 orders have been made for the Nikola truck lineup, including 800 from Anheuser Busch. The first vehicle prototypes, along with heavy-duty demonstration stations, are being built for the concept testing phase to roll out later this year.
Nikola’s Phoenix-based R&D center will house state-of-the-art testing and validation systems and include battery testers, climate chambers, fuel cell chambers and all-wheel drive dyno laboratories. The R&D facility will be the first of many facilities in Arizona to be built by Nikola. The company is currently in the planning phase for its 500 acre, one million sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Buckeye, a Phoenix suburb.
On June 12, Nikola representatives will be interviewing on site as part of the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Forum in Washington D.C. that marks National Hydrogen Day.
ABOUT NIKOLA MOTOR COMPANY
Nikola Motor Company designs and manufactures electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains. NMC is led by its visionary CEO Trevor Milton (twitter:@nikolatrevor), who has assembled one of the most talented teams in the country to bring the Nikola products to market. The company is privately-held.