30 Nov '17, 10am

Musk Talks Up EV Trucks, But Nikola's Hydrogen Could Steal The Show

Musk Talks Up EV Trucks, But Nikola's Hydrogen Could Steal The Show

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk’s flair for publicity was on full display earlier this month, when he transformed the launch of a new long haul truck into a showcase for a sporty new roadster . Meanwhile, though, he might want to keep an eye on the competition. Last year the startup Nikola Motor Company introduced plans for a hydrogen fuel cell truck, and it has been quietly taking steps to build a network of hydrogen fuel stations to make them go. Hydrogen vs. batteries Musk once famously dismissed hydrogen as an unworkable fuel for electric vehicles. Until recently, he would have had plenty of company. Hydrogen is an abundant element but it must be manufactured and compressed for use in fuel cells. Battery-powered electric vehicles also have a head start on improving efficiency and tamping down costs for the mass market. However, hydrogen has been attracting significant inter...

Full article: https://www.triplepundit.com/2017/11/musk-talks-ev-trucks...

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