Nikola Motor has started hiring for its Arizona Research & Development Center that is slated to open in November in Phoenix, Ariz.
The facility will test and develop the Nikola’s hydrogen electric Class 8 trucks. The company has received 10,000 orders so far, including a high profile order from Anheuser Busch for 800 trucks. The first vehicle prototypes, along with heavy-duty demonstration stations, are being built for the concept testing phase to roll out later this year.
“We want the world’s top talent in vehicle electrification, fuel cell development, hydrogen storage and hydrogen fueling to apply for these premium positions,” said Trevor Milton, CEO and founder, Nikola Motor Company. “It is rare you get in on the ground floor of one of the most innovative companies in America.”
Nikola’s Phoenix-based R&D center will house testing and validation systems and include battery testers, climate chambers, fuel cell chambers and all-wheel-drive dyno laboratories. The R&D facility will be the first of several planned facilities in Arizona to be built by Nikola. The company is currently in the planning phase for its 500 acre, one million sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Buckeye, a Phoenix suburb.
On June 12, Nikola representatives will be interviewing on site as part of the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Forum in Washington D.C. that marks National Hydrogen Day.