Fuel, lease, repair and maintenance costs contribute to over half of a truck's TCO and are the key components to be tackled. Nikola Motor Company is offering a distinct value proposition with its Nikola One truck, to be unveiled in December 2016. The electric class 8 tractor trailer, backed by hydrogen fuel cell range extenders, will come with lower-than-market fuel prices, free maintenance, a compelling lease plan and ultimately, lower TCO.
New Frost & Sullivan analysis, Nikola Motor Company: A Disruptive Force in North American Trucking Industry(http://frost.ly/179) reveals how the company plans to address key industry challenges and drive growth.
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"Tightening emission and fuel efficiency standards will increasingly push all the major original equipment manufacturers in North America toward an electric-hybrid alternative," said Frost & Sullivan Mobility Industry Analyst Marshall Martin. "Nikola Motor is expected to pioneer the penetration of electric-hybrid trucks in the heavy-duty, long-haul segment, taking on big players such as Daimler and Volvo."
The innovative technology is expected to be bolstered by a seemingly robust business model that would see Nikola Motors lease out its trucks for a flexible monthly amount inclusive of lease payment, unlimited miles, warranty, maintenance and fuel. The amount could change according to demand, customer requirement, competition and business environment.
"Nikola One trucks are expected to offer annual savings of $21,127 on lease purchase over an average class 8 diesel truck," stated Martin. "For no additional cost, a new Nikola One truck could be traded every seven years or 1,000,000 miles. This business model and value proposition is set to drive growth in the market and enable Nikola Motor to gain significant future market share. However, rival OEMs, which are already well established in the market, have strong plans in place for this segment and could compete on an equal footing in the future with Nikola Motor."
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