The electric truck company Nikola Motors has just announced a personal, all-electric personal watercraft, called Wav (pronounced "wave"). Inspired by the design of the superbikes, the Wav is a watercraft style vehicle with a wild aspect that Nikola Motors CEO Trevor Milton called the "future of the jet ski". It has a 4-inch waterproof 4K screen on the dashboard, LED lights on the front and back, and even has cruise control. Milton debuted on the Wav with an all-electric all-rounder and the company's two flagship electric platforms at an event in Arizona on Tuesday night.
"This jet ski defies the norm and creates a new standard," said Jordan Darling, vice president of Nikola's power sports division, on stage. The Wav will be powered by a completely new adaptive battery architecture that Nikola developed specifically for boats, and a smaller version will be the following. The company is already taking reservations for the Wav, but prices and other specifications were not announced immediately. It is assumed that the Wav will be shipped sometime in early 2020.
Although there have been attempts to make Jet Ski-type jet skis before, most have not abandoned the concept of scenario. Nikola acquired one of the most promising concepts in a 2017 acquisition, which helped develop the company's nascent "power sports" division, which also includes all-electric four-wheel vehicles meant to be used off-road.
In fact, Nikola announced a second consumer vehicle on Tuesday night, which is exactly that: a four-wheel electric SUV called NZT. It is built as an all-terrain utility vehicle, but is equipped with amenities specially reserved for passenger cars, such as an HVAC system and a large digital display. The NZT will go on sale in 2021, although no additional pricing or specifications were announced.
The Wav and the NZT will be the first Nikola vehicles that many people will interact with, but the The company's main focus is to make large hydrogen platforms and batteries. Nikola has mocked three different big platforms in recent years, but gave the last two, the American Nikola Two and the European Nikola Tre, an appropriate debut on Tuesday night. The company has around $ 14 billion in commitments for large platforms, with Anheuser Busch as its biggest client so far. The beverage company announced last year that it ordered "up to 800" Nikola trucks. In contrast, Anheuser-Bush has placed only 40 advance orders for the Tesla truck with batteries.