Truck manufacturer Nikola and Voltera, a leading provider of critical infrastructure necessary to support the full decarbonization of transportation, have just announced their mutual collaboration aimed at developing the hydrogen fueling infrastructure required to support Nikola’s deployment of its innovative zero-emissions vehicles.

Through its own brand HYLA, Nikola wants to deploy 50 hydrogen stations throughout North America over the next five years. This partnership underpins Nikola’s prior announced plans to develop 60 stations by 2026. Voltera will site, build, own, and operate the strategically located, fit-for-purpose hydrogen refueling stations, and Nikola will supply the hydrogen fuel and provide technical expertise. This partnership is expected to accelerate the deployment of the several billion dollars Voltera plans to invest into EV charging and hydrogen fueling facilities.

Statements from Nikola and Voltera

“Our partnership with Voltera will bring substantial capital and expertise to support Nikola’s plans to build refueling infrastructure to support its customers,” commented Carey Mendes, President, Nikola Energy. “Voltera’s expertise in building out zero-emission energy infrastructure will be a key enabler for Nikola’s first-to-market hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks and fueling infrastructure. Nikola and Voltera have a shared commitment to the rapid deployment of infrastructure which is key to enabling the transition to a zero-emission economy.”

“Voltera’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, by taking on the complex and costly nature of developing the necessary infrastructure,” added Matt Horton, CEO of Voltera. “By partnering with Nikola, we are expanding our focus beyond battery-electric vehicle charging in order to dramatically increase hydrogen fueling infrastructure, reduce barriers for operators buying vehicles at scale to enable mass adoption of hydrogen trucks.”


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