The electric truck market just got a little more crowded as Nikola Corp. has introduced its Badger electrified pickup truck. The truck can be specified as all-electric or fuel cell-powered.

Competing with Tesla’s Cybertruck, GM’s Hummer EV, Rivian’s R1T, and the soon-to-come Ford electric F-150, the Badger has a 600-mile driving range. According to Nikola, the design behind the Badger was to “exceed every electric or petrol pickup in its class.”

Nikola said, the truck can handle the demands of construction companies while outperforming its rivals in towing, horsepower, and driving range. The truck will be built in conjunction with other original equipment manufacturers, using their production facilities for assembly.

The Badger truck will deliver 906 peak horsepower and 455 continuous horsepower with 980 pounds-per-feet of torque. The pickup will have a 15-kW power outlet that can be used to power tools, lights, and compressors for up to 12 hours without the need for a generator through a 160-kWh battery or 120 kW fuel cell equipped on the truck.

Other features of the Badger include the ability to traverse grades up to 40% and handle zero-to-100 mph launches with minimal performance losses. The five-seat truck has a vehicle weight of 18,000 pounds and a towing capacity of 8,000 pounds.

“Nikola has billions worth of technology in our semi-truck program, so why not build it into a pickup truck?” Trevor Milton, CEO at Nikola, said in a statement. “I have been working on this pickup program for years and believe the market is now ready for something that can handle a full day’s worth of work without running out of energy.

“This electric truck can be used for work, weekend getaways, towing, off-roading or to hit the ski slopes without performance loss. No other electric pickup can operate in these temperatures and conditions,” he added.

The new electric Badger pickup truck from Nikola Corp. has a driving range of 600 miles. Nikola