The future of trucks rolled through Sacramento on Tuesday as Freightliner showed off its new line of electric trucks. They already have about 40 trucks in operation as part of a pilot project. They have a range of about 250 miles, which they say is perfect for local deliveries. Watch the video above for the full story.
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The deal is with Total Transportation Services in Southern California, but don't expect to see the trucks hauling goods just yet.
Shares of the Phoenix, Arizona-based company surged 7.5% in premarket trading after the announcement. Total Transportation is a large player at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in southern California, which see up to 14,000 trucks on location in a month. "The LOI is for 100 zero-emission trucks beginning with a four-truck pilot slated to start in the first half of 2022 and consisting of two BEVs and two FCEVs," said Nikola.
Shares of Nikola Corp. bounced 5.4% in premarket trading Thursday, putting them on track to snap a seven-day losing streak, after the electric vehicle maker announced a letter of intent (LOI) for the order of 100 semi-trucks. The LOI is part of a collaboration with California-based port trucking company Total Transportation Services Inc. to expedite zero-emission transportation at the port of Los Angeles/Long Beach. The semi-truck order includes battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV). The order will start with a four-truck pilot in the first half of 2022. If vehicle trials are satisfactory, and Total Transportation obtains certain government funding, 30 BEVs are projected to be delivered later in 2022 and 70 FCEVs are expected to start in 2023. Nikola's stock, which tumbled 15.6% over the past seven sessions, has plunged 55.9% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 7.2%.
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Shares of Nikola (NASDAQ: NKLA) continued their downward drift last month as the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) bubble continued to deflate, dragging down the maker of hydrogen and electric vehicles. Nikola's head of fuel cell development stepped down at the beginning of the month, weighing on the stock, but investors did receive some good news when the company said it would begin installing hydrogen fueling stations in California. According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, the EV stock finished April down 17%.
Trump-appointee Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote with his first recorded vote as a justice on the high court.
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Melinda Gates is ‘haunted’ by Microsoft founder’s association with sex offender, sources say
Seth Rogen said George Lucas once told him he couldn't board his hypothetical spaceship if the world ended
Rogen recalled the interesting encounter with Lucas in 2012 when some thought the world was going to end due to a Mayan prophecy.
Bill Gates spent one weekend a year with his ex-girlfriend under an agreement with his wife. Here's how to know if that would help your marriage, according to a therapist.
Negotiating a monogamy exception agreement into your marriage is perfectly fine, but being on the same page is crucial, therapist Jennifer Mann said.
NASA's Perseverance rover captured the humming sounds of the tiny Ingenuity helicopter flying above the Martian surface. Why it matters: By recording sound on Mars, scientists will be able to learn more about how the Martian atmosphere works and potentially diagnose problems with Perseverance, should they pop up.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Driving the news: NASA released a video Friday showing Ingenuity's fourth flight on April 30 when the helicopter flew a 872-foot round-trip test. Perseverance recorded the flight, capturing the Martian wind and hum of the helicopter's blades spinning at 2,537 rpm. (If you're watching the full video, it helps to use headphones.)"We had carried out tests and simulations that told us the microphone would barely pick up the sounds of the helicopter, as the Mars atmosphere damps the sound propagation strongly," David Mimoun, the science lead for Perseverance's SuperCam Mars microphone, said in a statement. "We have been lucky to register the helicopter at such a distance."The big picture: Ingenuity is the first human-made drone to ever fly on another planet, and NASA hopes the tests it's running with the 4-pound helicopter will pave the way for future missions using other drones on Mars and elsewhere. What's next: NASA will continue to test Ingenuity on Mars, allowing it to go on farther flights and one-way trips, potentially to help scout out areas of interest for Perseverance. More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
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‘Biden isn’t the next FDR, he’s the next Jimmy Carter,’ Don Jr writes
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At Canelo Álvarez's gym in San Diego, he's worked with trainer Eddy Reynoso to prep for Saturday's fight against Billy Joe Saunders.
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Ingenuity is shattering milestones that NASA engineers once thought impossible. It flew higher than ever and landed in new territory.
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A man was arrested after allegedly spending $5 million in stolen COVID-19 relief on Ferrari, Bentley, and Lamborghini sports cars
The man allegedly used falsified documents to apply for the loans. The sports cars have since been seized by federal agents.
Dave Bautista turned down 'Suicide Squad' for 'Army of the Dead' because he was offered 'a lot more money'
Dave Bautista said James Gunn wrote a role specifically for him in the upcoming "Suicide Squad" movie.
European countries distanced themselves on Friday from a proposal backed by U.S. President Joe Biden to waive patent rights on coronavirus vaccines, arguing that key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic was making and sharing vaccines more quickly. French President Emmanuel Macron said the question of sharing patents was not the issue of the day, and called out Britain and the United States for blocking the export of vaccines and their ingredients to the wider world. Leaders of the 27-nation bloc were due to discuss the suggestion to share vaccine intellectual property at a two-day summit that opened in the Portuguese city of Porto on Friday, but they were divided on its usefulness.
Derek Chauvin was indicted in the arrest of a 14-year-old whom prosecutors say he knelt on for 17 minutes and hit with a flashlight
Court filings say Chauvin hit the boy with a flashlight, grabbed his throat, and knelt on him for 17 minutes during a 2017 arrest.
The rocket carried parts of a new space station and now no one knows where and when it will fall.
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Follow the latest in our local elections liveblog here Sir Keir Starmer is expected to reshuffle his front bench next month after frontbenchers and MPs called for an overhaul following the "absolutely disastrous" Hartlepool and local election results. After the Conservatives overturned Labour’s 3,600 majority to secure the seat for the first time in its history, party figures from across the political spectrum called for an urgent change in direction. However, others believe Sir Keir is likely to hold off from purging underperformers until June. "It’s not going to happen over the weekend," said one. "The logic is to wait and wait for a bit. He’s got to commit himself to change but the cabinet reshuffle needs to happen in a way that doesn't look like he’s blaming others but strengthening his position." June would also coincide with the timeframe in which Labour expects Boris Johnson to reshuffle his own team, once the final stage of the roadmap out of lockdown is complete.
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Netflix's Mark Millar plans to build a streaming superhero universe starting with 'Jupiter's Legacy,' after inspiring some of Marvel's biggest stories
Comic writer and Millarworld president Mark Millar talked to Insider about Netflix's purchase of his company and its first series, "Jupiter's Legacy."
CHENNAI (Reuters) -India on Saturday reported its highest ever single-day COVID-19 death toll, as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns. India's health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to just under 240,000. Tamil Nadu, known for its automobile manufacturing including BMW, Daimler, Hyundai, Ford, Nissan and Renault, said it would move from a partial to a full lockdown on Monday, stopping public transport and shutting state-run alcohol retailers.