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Electrek Podcast: Tesla Semi and Roadster, Model 3 orders, Nikola Zero electric UTV, and more

Welcome to the first official episode of the Electrek Podcast (temporary name, suggestions are welcomed). This week we are discussing the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the new Tesla Semi and next-gen Roadster, Model 3 orders, Nikola Zero electric UTV, and more.

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We tested an insane electric UTV with more energy capacity than even the most powerful Tesla

I have been skeptical about the Nikola Zero, Nikola Motor’s all-electric UTV, ever since they announced some unbelievable specs. My main concern was that the Salt Lake City-based startup claimed that they were able to pack 125 kWh of energy capacity in a relatively small battery pack – beating any electric vehicle currently in production, including the Tesla Model S P100D.

Nikola Motor figured out that the best way to erase my doubts would be for me to actually try their new machine. They currently only have one working prototype and only a handful of people in the world, aside from the U.S. military, have experienced it so far.

In a bold move, CEO Trevor Milton decided to fly us to St-George, Utah last weekend to be the first outlet to try the machine. Here I share my experience…

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Nikola Motor releases unbelievable specs for its all-electric off-road vehicle

While Nikola Motor is better known for its electric hydrogen semi truck and now its new energy division, they are also working on an all-electric UTV for off-roading called ‘Nikola Zero’.

Today, they released updated production specs, which would be impressive in a luxury electric car but they are simply unbelievable in a UTV.

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Nikola Motor unveils all-electric UTV prototype: 72 kWh battery pack for 200 miles of range

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You probably know Nikola Motor for its ‘Nikola One’ electric truck concept with a natural gas range extender that was later changed to a hydrogen range extender, but when first announcing its concept truck, the startup also announced an all-electric UTV: the Nikola Zero.

Today Nikola Motor unveiled a prototype of the vehicle and it is making some bold claims about its performance.

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