Nikola Corporation and Voltera have announced a strategic partnership agreement to develop the hydrogen fueling infrastructure required to support the deployment of Nikola’s innovative zero-emissions vehicles.
Through this agreement, Nikola and Voltera plan to develop up to 50 HYLA stations throughout North America over the next five years, creating the largest North American open-network of commercial hydrogen refueling stations. As a leading provider of critical infrastructure necessary to support the full decarbonisation of transportation, Voltera will site, build, own, and operate the strategically located, fit-for-purpose hydrogen refueling stations. Nikola will supply the hydrogen fuel and provide technical expertise. Together, they will accelerate the deployment of the $7bn Voltera plans to invest into EV charging and hydrogen fueling facilities.
“Our partnership with Voltera will bring substantial capital and expertise to support Nikola’s plans to build refueling infrastructure to support its customers,” said Carey Mendes, President of Nikola Energy. “Voltera’s expertise in building out zero-emission energy infrastructure will be a key enabler for Nikola’s first-to-market hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks and fueling infrastructure. Nikola and Voltera have a shared commitment to the rapid deployment of infrastructure which is key to enabling the transition to a zero-emission economy.”
“By partnering with Nikola, we are expanding our focus beyond battery-electric vehicle charging in order to dramatically increase hydrogen fueling infrastructure, reduce barriers for operators buying vehicles at scale to enable mass adoption of hydrogen trucks,” said Matt Horton, CEO of Voltera.
Through this partnership, Nikola and Voltera aim to create a reliable and optimal refueling experience for vehicles from various manufacturers, accelerating the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. The partnership underpins Nikola’s prior announced plans to develop 60 stations by 2026.