We'll need to wait a little while longer to see the, the troubled firm's promised electric-hydrogen pickup truck. The startup announced Wednesday it will no longer hold the planned Nikola World event in Arizona, where the Badger was meant to make its debut.
In a release, Nikola cited ongoingrestrictions in the state. "Due to COVID-19 audience size restrictions at Arizona's major venues, we have made the decision to reschedule an in-person Nikola World until we can bring the Nikola community together safely," the company said. Nikola will honor current tickets when it announces a new date for the event, or fans can request a refund.
The startup, embroiled inbeing , planned to not only show off its pickup truck, but also some recreational vehicles. The company also teased a surprise or two. That was under now-ex chairman Trevor Milton. The company's founder stepped down last month amid the allegations of fraud. Nikola in the past used a similar event to showcase its One semi truck, which it promised was a fully running prototype. The company admitted last month it was not able to move under its own power, calling into question the firm's long-promised proprietary technology.
The Badger pickup is supposed to combine a fuel-cell and battery-electric powertrain to make 906 peak horsepower and 980 pound-feet of torque. It also promises a 600-mile range. Nikola said-- as part of a proposed partnership with GM, the automaker will supply its fuel-cell and electric powertrain technologies for the truck. The automaker said on Wednesday, however, it has .