The U.S. Division of Energy has granted Nikola Motor Co. a $1.7-million award to propel its investigation into power device film anode gathering (MEA), Nikola said Wednesday.
The award is financed by the division’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Transportation Office under an as of late reported program, it said.
“This honor gives a chance to the very capable Nikola group to use aptitude in the scholarly community and extraordinary assets inside the DOE Fuel Cell Consortium for Performance and Durability to quicken a leap forward that will profit the whole hydrogen and power device industry and network,” said Jesse Schneider, an official VP at Nikola.
Nikola and its scholarly accomplices are seeking after another methodology and one of a kind MEA design to fulfill the powerful yield and solidness necessities of rock solid applications, the organization said.
In this undertaking, Nikola will unite propelled ideas in impetuses, ionomers, proton trade layers and gas dispersion layers inside a powerful MEA by utilizing proper, adaptable creation strategies, it said.
Nikola’s Norwegian hydrogen station accomplice, NEL Hydrogen of Oslo, in the interim, got a $2-million award from the DOE.
Nikola Corp. plans and fabricates hydrogen-electric vehicles, electric vehicle drivetrains, vehicle segments, vitality stockpiling frameworks and hydrogen stations.
The organization has gotten in excess of 14,000 requests for Nikola Class 8 trucks.