On Wednesday, Bosch announced a $200 million investment to build hydrogen fuel cell stacks for Type 8 pickup trucks at its Anderson, South Carolina, facility.
Bosch said in a press release, production is expected to begin in 2026 and work on the upgrade has begun including approximately 147,000 square feet of additional floor space for fuel cell production and operations. related, Bosch said in a press release.
Bosch is an investor in Nikola and the troubled fuel cell car maker plans to use its fuel cell technology. Nikola Tre for sale recently completed a test program with Anheuser-Busch in California, in which the prototype truck logged more than 12,000 miles and transported two million pounds of cargo, the release said, adding that Nikola is continuing continued pilot testing with Total Transportation Services Inc.
Nikola plans to assemble production versions of the Bamboo at its own Arizona plant, but it also contracted truck manufacturer IVECO to assemble the vehicles at that company’s German plant. Nikola was loved General Motors is a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell hardware in North America, along with Bosch for Europe. GM was also slated to build Nikola Semi-truck fuel cell mezzanine.
Although fuel cells are moving to trucks, instead of passenger cars, Bosch can supply US-made fuel cells to other truck manufacturers. It added fuel cells to its portfolio as part of a broad shift in shadow of the VW . diesel scandal involves supplier complicity in “beater device” emissions and now plans to invest $1 billion in fuel cell technology by 2024.