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Wickerman
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Are any of you guys out there accredited investors? If so you can get in early on this -

https://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/electric-big-rig-startup-nikola-comes-up-with-a-surpris-1789586024#_ga=1.165595839.1824657413.1480711383




The Nikola One is a semi-truck sleeper cab, meaning it’s got a little apartment behind the driver’s seat. The Nikola Two will be a day cab version that’s a little shorter and cheaper, but running the same hyrdogen-charged electric motor set.

Like an EV automobile, the Nikola trucks have a big brick of batteries at the bottom producing 320 kWh of energy. This will feed an independent electric motor at each axle, allowing for advanced traction control and for the first time on a big-rig: independent suspension.

[Edited on December 2, 2016 at 3:45 PM. Reason : .]

12/2/2016 3:44:37 PM

smoothcrim
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unless they have semi-autonomous/fully autonomous plans, this is a terrible investment

12/2/2016 7:45:38 PM

synapse
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I'm sure they haven't thought of that

12/2/2016 9:50:13 PM

theDuke866
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^^

12/3/2016 9:40:30 AM

dtownral
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i'm not sure i'd follow investing advice from someone who doesn't think there is a market for low-cost cars in developing world markets

12/7/2016 9:42:16 AM

smoothcrim
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no one said there isn't a market. I suggested the overhead of keeping older manufacturing processes in place probably aren't leveraging operating scale efficiencies very well. I also suggested the market was probably smaller than the operational overhead was worth.

12/7/2016 3:02:04 PM

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