The former is creatively named the Nikola One and while it's not the first electric shipping truck, the company claims it can get 800-1,200 miles of range from a 320 kWh battery that never has to be plugged in. That feat of engineering comes courtesy of a "sophisticated, hi-tech natural gas turbine" that charges the battery while the truck is on the road. To support all these electric-CNG hybrid trucks, Nikola plans to build their own network of 50 CNG stations across the country. On the smaller side, the Nikola Zero is a 520-horsepower off-roader that the company says will get 100-150 miles of range from a 50 kWh battery.
But neither vehicle has made it past the drawing board stage at this point, and there are no concepts built aside from some 3D-rendered models on the company's website. The company will, however, gladly take your money for a surprisingly reasonable pre-order price of $1,500 and $750, respectively. As CNET's Road/show points out, with final sticker prices of $375,000 for the semi-truck and $42,000 for the 4x4, it doesn't seem likely that this pre-order plan will drive enough capital to actually build these things in the real world. That's OK, though, even the company's prolific namesake was sometimes prone to vaporware.