TransportDive.Com is reporting that Nikola, an electric truck manufacturer, has recalled its electric trucks over concerns of battery pack fire risks. The company has halted new sales of the Class 8 vehicles and advised customers and dealers to store these vehicles outside. The recall was initiated after a battery pack caught fire at Nikola’s Arizona headquarters in June. An external investigation revealed the fire was likely due to a coolant leak inside the battery pack.
Nikola monitors its trucks in real-time and out of 3,100 battery packs on trucks produced, only two have caught fire. The company plans to address the issue in the coming weeks. Nikola’s hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are unaffected by this issue. Other companies, like Volvo Trucks North America, have also faced similar fire risks with electric truck batteries.