Tesla Plans For New Semi

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Linden R.'s Comment
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Hi Jake. I just posted about this yesterday I think it was.

I for one am all for it. It can't hurt the industry at all. Look at it this way. If they succeed then they are providing clean tractors and are helping pave the way for alternate fuel sources in the transportation industry. If they fail then no harm done.

It will be a tough industry to break into with an all electric truck considering how ingrained diesel is in the infrastructure. Not to mention the competition from top trusted trucking brands like Cummings, Detroit, Cat, Freightliner, Peterbilt, etc.

I for one am more excited about the Nikola One semi set to debut next year. If they can get the figures they have on paper into real world situations then they can be on to something. Check it out here...

https://nikolamotor.com/one

Sounds and looks cool... but 2000 horsepower!?! Gonna be hard to keep that big under the speed limit!

Rick S.'s Comment
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Looks like Nikola is trying to crowdsource their funding, by taking deposits from folks.

At least Tesla is on ongoing concern.

Lease price @ $5K a month? Gonna have to run it as a team truck, just to make your payments.

Rick

Heavy C's Comment
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Looks like Nikola is trying to crowdsource their funding, by taking deposits from folks.

At least Tesla is on ongoing concern.

Lease price @ $5K a month? Gonna have to run it as a team truck, just to make your payments.

Rick

I wouldn't worry about the lease payment do much when you consider what they include with it. Unlimited fuel for the turbine. Unlimited miles. Free scheduled maintenance. All for years or a million miles. Then you can trade up for the new model at the end of the lease term. Sounds like a pretty fair deal. Plus the added fact that the cab and sleeper are going to be pretty tricked out with lots of features that will be standard. Add to that it's all wheel drive and the $5000 a month lease doesn't really sound to bad. Sounds like a badass truck to pull produce cross country with.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Looks like Nikola is trying to crowdsource their funding, by taking deposits from folks.

At least Tesla is on ongoing concern.

Lease price @ $5K a month? Gonna have to run it as a team truck, just to make your payments.

Rick

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I wouldn't worry about the lease payment do much when you consider what they include with it. Unlimited fuel for the turbine. Unlimited miles. Free scheduled maintenance. All for years or a million miles. Then you can trade up for the new model at the end of the lease term. Sounds like a pretty fair deal. Plus the added fact that the cab and sleeper are going to be pretty tricked out with lots of features that will be standard. Add to that it's all wheel drive and the $5000 a month lease doesn't really sound to bad. Sounds like a badass truck to pull produce cross country with.

Yeah that seems like it would be a good truck as long as they can actually produce on their promises and if there isn't any way to kill the power. I don't have so much of a problem with a governed truck as I do with the fact that they gut it of all the power so I can't pull hills.

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