Nikola Motor, Girfalco, Tesla, CarTube.
Nikola Motor unveils hydrogen-electric truck: The Nikola One prototype features a 320 kWh battery pack an fuel cell drivetrain and will be available from 2020. It has a total output of 735 kW and is said to go up to 1,900 km on one charge. Nikola will offer a leasing option that will include unlimited hydrogen fuel, guarantee, and servicing for 72 months. Moreover, the company pledged to install more than 350 H2 fuelling stations in the U.S. and Canada from 2018, and already announced a smaller non-sleeper cab version called Nikola Two.
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Three-wheeler from Canada: Girfalco has officially presented its Azkarra S (we reported). The electric car boasts 225 kW and will go from 0 to 100 kph in just 2.5 seconds, supposedly making it one of the five fastest production cars. Top speed is set at 240 kph, while the three-wheeler will go 200 km on one charge. Pre-orders will be accepted from January.
Dropping battery prices: Considering the price of the Powerwall 2 and estimated cost per warranted kWh, electrek tries to figure out, how much the cost/kWh for Tesla cars must be. About six months ago, the carmaker said it reached “less than 190 dollars per kWh,” now it could already be at 120 dollars.
New Underground: A new concept called CarTubes by PLP Architecture puts vehicles in London under ground. It’s essentially a subterranean conveyer belt. No matter if you are in a taxi or your own car, you must book a time slot, saying where they want to start and get off. According to its designers, it would not only cut congestion and emissions, but also travel time.