Nikola wins order for 2,500 electric garbage trucks

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Nikola Corp. said Monday it got an order to make at least 2,500 electric garbage trucks for garbage giant Republic Services Inc., fulfilling one of the electric vehicle startup’s three main business goals for the year.

Trevor Milton, the founder of Nikola, said in an interview that the move represents a significant development for the trucking industry that he hopes to disrupt. Traditional garbage trucks, he said, are “dirty, noisy and polluting like mad”. The battery-powered versions will travel 150 miles on a charge, he said, capable …

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