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#4577987 - 11/18/17 12:23 PM Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
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.

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#4577997 - 11/18/17 12:32 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4]
Reddy45 Online   shocked


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2967
Loc: USA
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...

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#4578017 - 11/18/17 12:58 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Reddy45]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
What truckers? What sleep? What AC? Everything is going to be autonomous pretty soon.

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#4578044 - 11/18/17 01:26 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Ethan1]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
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.
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#4578051 - 11/18/17 01:32 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4]
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Nikola and Tesla should merge. smile
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#4578054 - 11/18/17 01:43 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4]
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4394
Loc: The Midwest
I'm a semi mechanic at UPS. I'll probably be retired before this threatens my job.

I hope
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#4578063 - 11/18/17 01:56 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Linctex]
02SE Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2727
Loc: The Canyons
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

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#4578065 - 11/18/17 01:58 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4]
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Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15693
Loc: OH
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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#4578073 - 11/18/17 02:10 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5117
Loc: Florida
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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#4578077 - 11/18/17 02:14 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5117
Loc: Florida
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.
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#4578084 - 11/18/17 02:24 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4]
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Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 2850
Loc: 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

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#4578089 - 11/18/17 02:32 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Ethan1]
Reddy45 Online   shocked


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2967
Loc: USA
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.

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#4578135 - 11/18/17 04:10 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Merkava_4]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4394
Loc: The Midwest
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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#4578142 - 11/18/17 04:27 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: skyactiv]
CKN Online   content


Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3689
Loc: Utah
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.


Edited by CKN (11/18/17 04:29 PM)

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#4578149 - 11/18/17 04:32 PM Re: Nikola Semi-Truck 1000HP with 1200 Mile Range [Re: Reddy45]
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
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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