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Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range #4577987
11/18/17 01:23 PM
11/18/17 01:23 PM
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Clovis, CA
Merkava_4 Offline OP
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New competition for Tesla. They're even building their own filling stations across the United States.

Fast forward to 32:35 to see the truck.

Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4] #4577997
11/18/17 01:32 PM
11/18/17 01:32 PM
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If it catches on and becomes common enough, I'm sure the OTR truckers will sleep better at truck stops. I stopped by a TA travel station this past summer around 11PM on a summer night and about 75% of the trucks were idling to keep the AC going. Didn't realize it was so loud...

Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Reddy45] #4578017
11/18/17 01:58 PM
11/18/17 01:58 PM
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What truckers? What sleep? What AC? Everything is going to be autonomous pretty soon.

Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Ethan1] #4578044
11/18/17 02:26 PM
11/18/17 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ethan1
What truckers? What sleep? What AC? Everything is going to be autonomous pretty soon.


Fore sure... but How soon? Everything by 2030?

Jobs are going to be more and more scarce as machines take over.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4] #4578051
11/18/17 02:32 PM
11/18/17 02:32 PM
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Great Lakes
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Nikola and Tesla should merge. smile


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Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4] #4578054
11/18/17 02:43 PM
11/18/17 02:43 PM
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The Midwest
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I'm a semi mechanic at UPS. I'll probably be retired before this threatens my job.

I hope


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Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Linctex] #4578063
11/18/17 02:56 PM
11/18/17 02:56 PM
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The Canyons
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Ethan1
What truckers? What sleep? What AC? Everything is going to be autonomous pretty soon.


Fore sure... but How soon? Everything by 2030?

Jobs are going to be more and more scarce as machines take over.



People are going to be more scarce, as *Skynet takes over..














*slightly tongue in cheek

Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4] #4578065
11/18/17 02:58 PM
11/18/17 02:58 PM
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OH
fdcg27 Offline
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I need to get proficient in computer animation software.
My truck will then offer 1500 bhp, 1500 miles of range and charging stations at every interstate exit.
All this with a 2 MM mile guarantee of performance.
I wonder how much investment I could attract claiming these specs with a good looking website?


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Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4] #4578073
11/18/17 03:10 PM
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Florida
Artem Offline
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I don't know man, I'm fine with Tesla but Nikola...? They couldn't come up with something more original? duh


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Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4] #4578077
11/18/17 03:14 PM
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Florida
Artem Offline
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I'm sure with a big enough battery, any of these electric trucks can go 2,000 - 1,000,000 miles in rage if they wanted too. Hahaha. I don't know what the big deal is with this whole Range War. Seems silly.

Oh you got 1,000 batteries on board? I've got 1,001. Hahahaha.


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4] #4578084
11/18/17 03:24 PM
11/18/17 03:24 PM
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california
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california
One of those should stay out of the path of one of these electric motor driven vehicles:

https://history.gmheritagecenter.com/wiki/index.php/The_Electro-Motive_Story

Nobody wants to see a mini Hindenburg display.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_disaster

Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Ethan1] #4578089
11/18/17 03:32 PM
11/18/17 03:32 PM
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USA
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Originally Posted By: Ethan1
What truckers? What sleep? What AC? Everything is going to be autonomous pretty soon.


Yeah right. You're welcome to come back to the real world anytime.

Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4] #4578135
11/18/17 05:10 PM
11/18/17 05:10 PM
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What are there, 2.5 million truck drivers on the road? Is the robot going to pay into Social Security, Federal income, state and local wage taxes or is that burden going to be put on with more burden to the shrinking working base?


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Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: skyactiv] #4578142
11/18/17 05:27 PM
11/18/17 05:27 PM
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Utah
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
What are there, 2.5 million truck drivers on the road? Is the robot going to pay into Social Security, Federal income, state and local wage taxes or is that burden going to be put on with more burden to the shrinking working base?



It is estimated that trucking automation will put 300,000 drivers a year out of work-when it starts to be implemented.

If you have 5 to ten years left before retirement-you might eek it out. Otherwise-it's time to go back to school and be retrained.

Sorry-life does not guarantee your job-or even occupation will stay the same during your working career.

Last edited by CKN; 11/18/17 05:29 PM.
Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Reddy45] #4578149
11/18/17 05:32 PM
11/18/17 05:32 PM
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'murica
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Originally Posted By: every buggy whip maker who heard about Henry Ford
Yeah right. You're welcome to come back to the real world anytime.

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