A rivalry is emerging among two companies trying to clean up the trucking industry: Nikola Motor and Tesla Motors.

Tesla thinks battery-electric semi-truck models are superior. Nikola thinks hydrogen is the best choice. Neither company actually has a semi model on the road yet. But Elon Musk and Trevor Milton are talking up their respective visions of the future of heavy-duty trucks, with the hope of getting vehicles to customers in the next couple of years.

This week on The Energy Gang, we discuss which company is best positioned to win and which technology is superior. And who’s the bigger showman, Musk or Milton?

Then, are we finally entering the era of the electric pickup truck? Lots of new models are hitting the internet. But when will they hit the roads? 

And finally, Lyft wants every car in its fleet to be electric — in 10 years. Most of the cars don’t belong to Lyft, so how is the company going to make that happen? 

Co-hosts Katherine HamiltonJigar Shah and Stephen Lacey discuss. 


  • Fast Company: 7 Things to Know About the Rising Tesla Competitor
  • Bloomberg/India Times: In the Battle of Electric Trucks, It Is Nikola vs. Tesla
  • HiConsumption: The 8 Electric Pickup Trucks Worth Waiting For
  • Elektrek: The Year of the Electric Truck, Finally?
  • Lyft: Path to Zero Emissions
  • Bloomberg: Lyft Says All Rides Will Be in Electric Cars by the End of 2030

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