ziv
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Nikola Motors announces $2.3 billion in pre-order for EV Semi

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:52 pm

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“Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motor Company Founder and CEO Trevor Milton today announced that $2.3 billion in reservations have been generated in the first month, totaling more than 7,000 truck reservations with deposits. The company announced last month that it will launch an electric class 8 semi-truck, dubbed “Nikola One.”


December 2, 2016 Event

More details will be released soon regarding the December 2 unveiling of the Nikola One. The event will also be simulcast on nikolamotor.com for those not able to attend.

jordanrichard
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RE:Nikola Motors announces $2.3 billion in pre-order for EV Semi

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:53 pm

Here are some more details on the Nikola One for those on this EV forum that want to know:

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ziv
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RE:Nikola Motors announces $2.3 billion in pre-order for EV Semi

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:54 pm

I think the interesting part about the Nikola One is the Turbine engine - it outputs 400kW of clean energy into the batteries. It can turn on and off within seconds, and can run on diesel, gasoline, and natural gas.

unplugged
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RE:Nikola Motors announces $2.3 billion in pre-order for EV Semi

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:56 pm

There's too many industry firsts etc with this vehicle for it to seem credible - and we won't really know until they release more details.

Either way, what they're describing sounds like a series hybrid with no plug but instead relies on the turbine engine to charge the batteries.

ziv
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RE:Nikola Motors announces $2.3 billion in pre-order for EV Semi

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:59 pm

No, there is a plug - they just didn't talk about it as much as they should have in the press release.

Maybe because truck drivers don't want to sit and wait for a charge - unless they could do it at night while they're sleeping!

nemo
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Re: RE:Nikola Motors announces $2.3 billion in pre-order for EV Semi

Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:17 pm

jordanrichard wrote:Here are some more details on the Nikola One for those on this EV forum that want to know:

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The EV version looks way better than diesel version.

aidan
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Re: Nikola Motors announces $2.3 billion in pre-order for EV Semi

Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:31 am

Why is there always conflicting reports on the mileage per vehicles I read that it has between an eight hundred and $1,200 mile range between fill ups and the above article states that has 500 to 750 it would be good to clarify the stats

aidan
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Re: Nikola Motors announces $2.3 billion in pre-order for EV Semi

Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:31 am

Why is there always conflicting reports on the mileage per vehicles I read that it has between an eight hundred and $1,200 mile range between fill ups and the above article states that has 500 to 750 it would be good to clarify the stats

sam
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Re: Nikola Motors announces $2.3 billion in pre-order for EV Semi

Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:36 am

The Nikola one is said to be the Tesla of trucks but now Tesla is getting into developing big rigs and pickup trucks

aidan
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Re: Nikola Motors announces $2.3 billion in pre-order for EV Semi

Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:37 am

Nicola one will know have to actually face off with Tesla instead of being the Tesla of trucks

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