"It is basically a pretty big rig, powered by electric motors."

Electric truck with gas turbine with power and range to spare


Sun, May 29th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Techigy brings to attention a new electric truck being developed by the Nikola Motor Company (Tesla's first name). Their first offering, the Nikola One, is a 2000 hp all-wheel-drive electric truck with a range of 1,200 miles thanks in part to its built-in gas turbine.

This is accomplished by using both the gas-powered turbine and regenerative braking, meaning that you’ll have to stop just for the gas refill; battery can be charged only when you’re staying somewhere for the night, if having no time, just fill up the gas tank and continue driving. Nikola One can accelerate from 0 to 60 in just half a minute, and maximum speed when climbing up hills is 60 miles per hour; regular trucks usually need around a minute to achieve 60 miles per hour, and their max speed when conquering a slope is usually around 45 miles per hour.



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