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    More: Plug, Truck, hydrogen truck-maker Nikola, Nikola's stock, use of GM, Nikola's future semi trucks, Fuel cell, GM deal, Nikola founder Trevor Milton  
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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-11-30 9:14:45 PM  
I'm trying to figure out what was in it for GM.  Delphi etc maybe could have benefitted as those sorts of spun-off companies that were once part of the American Big-3 are happy to supply parts to anyone, but generally the companies that would be the final assemblers usually have the resources to do the kinds of development they want without having to go to startups.  If nothing else they want to use matured technology so they can build products reliable enough to get through the warranty period and to avoid expensive recalls, and they often want to use the same sorts of technologies for decades if possible.

I hadn't really paid attention to Nicola, but from what little I had heard they didn't seem to be pushing anything that other automakers couldn't come up with on their own if they so chose.  GM has decades of experience with alternative forms of locomotive function, I'm not sure what Nicola was supposed to bring to them that would justify the support of another fledgling car company.
 
2020-12-01 1:07:22 AM  
Badgers : animated music video : MrWeebl
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2020-12-01 1:54:41 AM  

TWX: GM has decades of experience with alternative forms of locomotive function, I'm not sure what Nicola was supposed to bring to them that would justify the support of another fledgling car company.


I dunno, patents, maybe? Or perhaps they just want to be seen looking at exciting, mysterious startups in an attempt to please the stonks gods. No way to know what GM executives are really thinking.

Doesn't really matter in the end, though. Nikola very much seems like a giant scam. This article was not flattering to their former CEO. Scroll down to the "Advanced Electronics" section for some horror:

https://www.truckinginfo.com/330475/w​h​ats-behind-the-grille-of-the-new-nikol​a-hydrogen-electric-truck

Caveat: I don't know who or what is behind that particular publication, so approach it with some skepticism. I don't have enough information to know what biases they may have
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-12-01 9:29:41 AM  

I won a math debate: TWX: GM has decades of experience with alternative forms of locomotive function, I'm not sure what Nicola was supposed to bring to them that would justify the support of another fledgling car company.

I dunno, patents, maybe? Or perhaps they just want to be seen looking at exciting, mysterious startups in an attempt to please the stonks gods. No way to know what GM executives are really thinking.

Doesn't really matter in the end, though. Nikola very much seems like a giant scam. This article was not flattering to their former CEO. Scroll down to the "Advanced Electronics" section for some horror:

https://www.truckinginfo.com/330475/wh​ats-behind-the-grille-of-the-new-nikol​a-hydrogen-electric-truck

Caveat: I don't know who or what is behind that particular publication, so approach it with some skepticism. I don't have enough information to know what biases they may have


OMFG HTML5?!

ROFL!
 
2020-12-01 4:06:04 PM  
We Don't Need No Stinking Badgers!
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/obvious!
 
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