Nikola Opens First Hydrogen Station in Southern California

The company plans to have nine such stations operational by the second quarter of the year.


Nikola Corporation unveiled its first HYLA hydrogen refueling station in Ontario, CA. Located at 2445 East Guasti Road, the station is designed to fuel up to 40 Nikola hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 trucks each day.

This is the first step in Nikola's aim to deploy up to 60 hydrogen refueling solutions in the near term, with a goal of having nine stations operational by the second quarter of 2024.

"We are thrilled to open the first HYLA hydrogen refueling station in Southern California, marking a significant milestone for Nikola and offering convenient access for our customers," said Nikola President of Energy Ole Hoefelmann. "Easing the transition to a zero-emission trucking future and prioritizing access to a hydrogen solution network is our top objective and we're just getting started. Once the nine planned solutions are in place by mid-2024, Nikola will have established one of the world's largest heavy-duty hydrogen refueling networks, providing customers accessibility at their current locations and along their planned routes."

The Ontario station is supported by 24/7 assistance from HYLA ambassadors and operation technicians, ensuring a seamless and efficient fueling experience for Nikola's customers.

The HYLA refueling solutions network will provide Nikola's hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and other Class 8 customers with flexible refueling options. This includes modular and permanent HYLA stations, customer-owned facilities, and collaborations with public truck stops. A highlight of this network is the recent 10-year agreement with FirstElement Fuel to establish a hydrogen refueling station in Oakland, CA.

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