As part of a launch event in Phoenix, Arizona, Nikola unveiled the hydrogen fuel cell Class 8 tractor unit for the US market and took the wraps of HYLA, the firms new hydrogen energy brand.


At a special event on Wednesday night (25/01/23), Nikola Corporation announced the creation of a new worldwide brand, HYLA, to incorporate the company’s energy products for creating, transporting, and dispensing hydrogen to fuel its zero-emissions vehicles. More than 300 fleet, government, supplier, energy, and media professionals attended the announcement at Nikola’s U.S. headquarters in Phoenix, which emphasised Nikola’s energy and truck businesses.

“Nikola is the only company that is successfully integrating a revolutionary new product, the hydrogen fuel cell truck, and the full hydrogen energy infrastructure supply chain under one roof,” said Nikola CEO and President Michael Lohscheller. “The unveiling of our Nikola Tre fuel cell truck and flexible mobile fueling trailer demonstrates a real and sustainable competitive advantage for our customers and are significant proof points that we are accomplishing what we set out to achieve.”

“The HYLA brand represents Nikola’s hydrogen-focused energy business by supporting our fuel cell electric vehicles and those of other OEMs,” said Carey Mendes, President, Nikola Energy. “Hydrogen energy is the catalyst for the HYLA brand and serves as a forward-looking solution for our customers to help them achieve their sustainability goals and dramatically reduce the overall carbon emissions in the transportation sector.”

At the same event Nikola introduced the Tre FCEV Class 8 truck. Nikola is claiming a range of up to 500 miles, while saving weight compared to battery-electric Class 8 vehicles with comparable range. Nikola says refuelling will take less than 20 minutes at one of the planned Nikola fueling stations.