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Nikola sues Tesla over Semi truck design

Nikola has filed a lawsuit against Tesla, claiming the Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle (EV) firm copied the design of its One fuel-cell truck for the Semi. The company is suing for US$2 billion ($2...

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Nikola One truck's two-bedder interior revealed
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Nikola One truck's two-bedder interior revealed

Nikola Motor Company has released new renderings of its upcoming One hydrogen fuel-cell semi-truck, while also handing down initial details of the vehicle's infotainment and technology suite. Since the Nikola One's initial reveal, the company has revised the interior design to include a 21-inch central touchscreen which gives drivers access to most of the vehicle's functions...


Nikola One: Hydrogen freight hauler officially revealed, advanced new battery pack detailed
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Nikola One: Hydrogen freight hauler officially revealed, advanced new battery pack detailed

The Nikola One hydrogen-fuelled semi truck has been officially revealed at the company's Salt Lake City headquarters, along with new details about the zero-emissions hauler. Powered by a fully-electric drivetrain that draws energy from lithium-ion batteries and a hydrogen fuel-cell, the Nikola One claims a zero-emissions range of 800 to 1200 miles (1287-1931km)...


Nikola electric truck drops natural gas plans, switches to hydrogen power
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Nikola electric truck drops natural gas plans, switches to hydrogen power

Startup company Nikola has made a significant change to its upcoming One electric semi truck, switching to a hydrogen fuel cell just months before its expected December launch. Originally the Nikola One was meant to use a 400kW turbine fuelled by compressed natural gas to power the truck’s electric motors, however the company is now advertising that the new semi will use a hydrogen fuel cell...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 16: New CX-5 spied, NSX reviewed, Winton FoS, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 16: New CX-5 spied, NSX reviewed, Winton FoS, and much more

Welcome to episode 16 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. Yes, Paul Maric is back! After two weeks holidaying in Hawaii (slacker), he joins regular co-host Mandy Turner and professional sidekick Mike Stevens to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Nikola CEO takes aim at Tesla, Mercedes-Benz: Electric truck claims zero-emissions 1000-mile range
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Nikola CEO takes aim at Tesla, Mercedes-Benz: Electric truck claims zero-emissions 1000-mile range

The new Nikola Motor Company has taken aim at some recently-announced electric truck plans with its Nikola One prototype, first revealed through renderings in May and scheduled for release this December. In a press release this week, Nikola founder and CEO, Trevor Milton, took a swipe at competitors - like Tesla and Mercedes-Benz - that are planning electric-powered heavy vehicles, saying the One isn’t restricted by battery-only range and long charging times...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk with Tegan Lawson. Each week we’ll bring you a video roundup of the stories that have been making headlines in both the automotive industry and Australia’s new-car market. What’s happened in the week ending May 20, 2016? Check out our video above, and see our links to the full stories below...


Nikola One: hybrid semi unveiled by US startup
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Nikola One: hybrid semi unveiled by US startup

This week, a startup car maker revealed its design for an electric semi truck, known as the Nikola One, with an on-board turbine range-extender. Beneath its aerodynamic body, the Nikola One has an extended range electric or series hybrid drivetrain. At each of its six wheels there's a 250kW electric motor and a dual gear reduction system...