Nikola Corporation celebrated the grand opening of its first HYLA high-pressure modular refueling station in Southern California, marking a significant step in establishing a comprehensive hydrogen refueling network for Class 8 trucks. 


Source: Nikola

The station located in the city of Ontario, California, opened last month and aims to fuel up to 40 Nikola hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks daily. The new site is part of Nikola’s strategic initiative to develop up to nine refueling solutions by the middle of this year, with 14 total solutions operational by the end of 2024.

Nikola emphasises its commitment to providing seamless customer experiences with 24/7 support from on-site HYLA Ambassadors and Operation Technicians. Ole Hoefelmann, President of Energy at Nikola, expressed pride in the milestone and gratitude to the City of Ontario for its support, highlighting the company’s dedication to driving positive change and leading the way in zero-emission trucking solutions.

The company’s efforts align with the broader industry push towards decarbonising transportation. Congresswoman Norma Torres praised HYLA’s initiative, emphasising the potential for clean energy technologies to create jobs and address climate challenges.

Nikola’s HYLA refueling network aims to offer flexible refueling options, including modular and permanent stations, customer-owned facilities, and partnerships with public truck stops. The company recently signed a 10-year agreement with FirstElement Fuel for a hydrogen refueling station in Oakland, California..