Nikola's first 'HYLA' hydrogen refueling station launched in Southern California
Zero-emission transport solutions firm Nikola Corporation, via its energy brand 'HYLA', has opened its first HYLA hydrogen refueling station in Southern California at 2445 East Guasti Road in Ontario, representing the company's support for Class 8 hydrogen truck customers.
The station can fuel up to 40 Nikola hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 trucks everyday. It is part of a strategic plan to establish up to 60 hydrogen refueling solutions in the coming years, with nine planned to be in place by the close of Q2 2024, according to the company.
"We are thrilled to open the first HYLA hydrogen refueling station in Southern Calif., marking a significant milestone for Nikola and offering convenient access for our customers," said 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", he added.
The HYLA refueling solutions network will offer Nikola hydrogen fuel cell EV and other Class 8 customers flexible refueling options, including modular and permanent hydrogen stations, customer-owned facilities, and partnerships with public truck stops.
The network also includes the recently announced 10-year agreement with FirstElement Fuel for a hydrogen refueling station in Oakland, California.
Nikola claims to be securing a robust hydrogen supply chain and refueling infrastructure to support its growing customer base in the US. The continued development of the refueling ecosystem is anticipated to further facilitate the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks and contribute to the decarbonization of transportation.