“While diesel engines require high RPM’s to reach peak torque, electric motors hit peak torque almost instantly. This enables the Nikola trucks to accelerate up to 2x faster than a stock diesel tractor.
Better aerodynamics, using energy only when needed with no idling, regenerative braking, and highly efficient electric motors and fuel cells are a few factors that give Nikola the advantage when it comes to fuel economy.
When pulling at max capacity, every kilogram counts. Being as light as comparable diesels allows Nikola owners to transport more goods on each load.”
Nikola Motor Company – Nikola Two Electric Semi Truck Unveiling
Source: Nikola, nikolamotor.com/two