Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor Company and German auto components giant Bosch are teaming up to build the Nikola One and Nikola Two—a pair of hydrogen-electric, long-haul trucks that will compete with the handful of other low-emissions trucks and powertrains that have been announced in mid-2017. The Nikola One truck isn’t a new development, but the startup’s partnership with Bosch is. Last December, Nikola Motor Company announced that it would build a hydrogen-electric truck that would be able to travel 1,200 miles on a tank of hydrogen and deliver 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 foot-pounds of torque. The company said at the time that its truck, deemed the Nikola One, would be market-ready by 2020. Now, that market-ready date has been pushed back to 2021, but adding Bosch’s experience into the mix no doubt helps firm up Nikola Motor Company’s projections. According to a press release from the startup, the class 8 Nikola One and Nikola Two will now be … [Read more...] about Nikola Motor Company and Bosch team up on long-haul fuel cell truck
money money Users who experienced bootloops/shutdowns may be eligible for a cash settlement Jason England 11 Jun 2019 24 Updated June 11: The claim period for the settlement has officially opened, and you can fill out the claimant form here if you experienced boot loop or battery issues with your Huawei Nexus 6P for the chance of receiving up to $400 from the class action lawsuit. For the best chance at receiving the most from the settlement, make sure you include some proof which may include any of the following: Documentation to support a claim of "bootloop" and/or "battery drain" issues may include, but is not limited to, photographs, screenshots, emails, customer service chat logs, repair records, insurance claims, Return Merchandise Authorization ("RMA") confirmations, or other credible contemporaneous evidence of alleged "bootloop" or "battery drain." If you submit only an RMA as documentation, the Claims Administrator may require you to submit additional … [Read more...] about Nexus 6P owners eligible for up to $400 from Huawei and Google in class action settlement [Updated]
The Jaguar I-Pace is a brilliant car. The first battery electric vehicle from Jaguar-Land Rover, the I-Pace starts at about $70,000 and goes up from there. Further ReadingForget about that Tesla—the Jaguar I-Pace is the most compelling EV yetFurther ReadingThe Jaguar I-Pace wins World Car of the Year, World Green Car awardsMy colleague, Ars Automotive Editor Jonathan Gitlin, drove the I-Pace when it launched and came away raving about it—and for good reason. Not only did it win the World Green Car award, but it also won World Car of the Year. Jonathan covered the I-Pace in great detail, so I won't spend much time talking about the driving experience. Suffice it to say, the I-Pace is blast to drive. It accelerates briskly, it's incredibly comfortable, sight lines are good, handling is impeccable, it's roomy for its size, it has some modest off-road skills, and Jaguar-Land Rover's infotainment system, Touch Duo Pro, is well-thought-out, even if slightly laggy at times. Beyond … [Read more...] about Living with range anxiety: Two weeks with the Jaguar I-Pace
Ars makes every effort to cover its own travel costs. We covered the flight out to Scottsdale, Arizona, but Nikola covered one night in a nearby hotel. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Nikola Motor Company announced a slew of all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles on a cool Tuesday night in a warehouse surrounded by desert. The company seems to be positioning itself as the "trucker's Tesla," serving up Budweiser (supplied by partner-customer Anheuser-Busch) and country music to the same industry watchers and investors that Tesla usually courts. Of the five products that Nikola CEO Trevor Milton talked about on Tuesday night, very little came as a true surprise to watchers of the company. There were two trucks: the Nikola Two and the Nikola Tre (for European markets), as well as a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) for off-roading, a military-grade UTV, and a previously unannounced jet ski. Trucks The most important of these debuts were the trucks: Milton admitted later in a private … [Read more...] about Nikola Motor Company shows off two real trucks and… a new jet ski?
Without much fanfare, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will return to Earth on Saturday night—it will be Sunday morning on the steppes of Kazakhstan—aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. Quietly, she will have spent 288 days in space, or nearly 10 months. The duration of her spaceflight will fall short of only one other US astronaut, Scott Kelly, who returned to Earth in 2016 with a lot more attention after 340 days. Whitson is known around NASA's Johnson Space Center as perhaps the agency's most efficient astronaut in space, regularly getting ahead of her timelines, research, and maintenance tasks for each day. Mission controllers typically have to come up with extra work. Partly because of this, she is one of only a handful of NASA astronauts to have been selected to serve three rotations on the International Space Station. Further ReadingLiving the Kazakh life: The last days of astronauts before flying into space As a result of these three long duration spaceflights, the … [Read more...] about America’s new ironman is headed home from space—it’s Peggy Whitson