The all-electric Tesla Semi that the Silicon Valley auto maker unveiled past year is created to travel as much as 500 miles on a single charge. In December the same year, it proceeded to unveil the Nikola One. You've gotta admit, these trucks look pretty dang similar.
The Utah-based company is seeking $2 billion in damages allegedly caused by market confusion following the unveiling of the Tesla Semi.
The company Nikola Motor Company was founded in 2014 and in may 2016 demonstrated a new product - an electric four-wheeled utility vehicle and a hydrogen-electric polyatomic.
CEO Musk promised the electric Semi would "blow your mind" ahead of its November debut.ebut.
In November past year Tesla revealed the Tesla Semi - a fully electric truck that will have a range up to 800km and be able to haul a forty tonne trailer.
The Nikola order will allow the beer maker to convert all its long-haul dedicated fleet to renewable-powered trucks by 2025, said Ingrid De Ryck, Anheuser-Busch's vice president of sustainability and procurement. By 2028, we anticipate having over 700 hydrogen stations across the United States of America and Canada.
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However, that doesn't seem to be the case, as Reynolds himself is casting doubt on a potential third solo film for the Merc with a Mouth.
Tesla's stock price has faced a volatile year so far amid a slew of bad news including a fatal crash and resulting NTSB investigation, more reported production issues, and an exposé of unsafe factory floor conditions.
Tesla had taken deposits from its customers for its Model 3 which is facing difficulties in production. Nearly immediately, Tesla received orders for its Semi.
Nikola has sparred with Tesla before, including how it chose to use the first name of the same famous investor when founding the company.
Tesla's proposed Megacharger network for the trucks also came up, as did the rumored plant charge a fixed rate for the electricity used.
Nikola is claiming that the Tesla Semi closely resembles its hydrogen-fuel cell truck, the Nikola One. Nikola points to supposed similarities in the trucks' front fenders, wraparound windshields, mid-entry doors, aerodynamic fuselage (with similar drag coefficients), and more as evidence that Tesla copied its design.