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GM All-Electric Pickup Truck Will Be On The Road In 2021

It’s no secret that trucks are hot right now. And the notion of, and desire for, an electric pickup has ramped up in ways never before thought possible. The loudest noise maker in the space is obviously Tesla and Elon Musk’s cyber monstrosity. Thanks in part to Tesla, however, and their fabulous marketing machine the public’s perception of electric vehicles has finally started to shift to a point where it might just be possible for an automaker to be successful with an all-electric pickup.

Both Ford and General Motors have been up front in their ambition to bring a mass-produced electric truck to market. Ford has even gone toe-to-toe in marketing rhetoric against Tesla by staging a stunt where an electric F-150 pulled a train. GM has been a little more reserved, however company President Mark Reuss made a big announcement about the future of the company’s electric pickup

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Nikola Refuse Garbage Truck Announced, 2,500 Orders Placed

*****Update, December 28, 2020: Nikola and Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) have discontinued their collaboration on refuse truck development.*****

Will this be the coolest—and quietest—garbage truck in the world? Perhaps—but we’ll believe it when we actually see it. Nikola, whose most notable contribution to the pickup-truck world thus far is the hydrogen fuel-cell Nikola Badger, is now dabbling in the dirty business of trash collection with its Nikola Refuse battery-electric garbage truck. Nikola, which is shooting for dominance in the zero-emissions heavy truck market, sees waste as a stable business and has received an order of 2,500 electrified Nikola Refuse trash trucks from Republic Services, the second largest recycling and solid waste provider in the U.S. The order is expandable up to 5,000.

Claiming about three times the power (up to 1,000 horsepower), Nikola expects its Nikola Refuse to outperform its diesel and natural-gas competition—not to mention the zero-emissions perk of

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3,000-HP Cummins Diesel-Powered Dodge Truck Explodes on the Dyno

Attendees at Edge Products’ Weekend on the Edge 2020 event in Ogden, Utah, witnessed one of the gnarliest dyno catastrophes in recent history. In its quest to reach a mind-boggling 3,000 hp on the dyno, the truck affectionately known as Master Shredder succumbed to too much NOS (and to Satan) and literally flung its Cummins diesel engine out as a fiery meteor. While it was game-over for the truck, the driver, co-driver, and bystanders escaped with no major injuries.

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  |   Master Shredder Industrial Injection Cummins Diesel Dyno Explosion 3000hp 02

Master Shredder, Industrial Injection Diesel Performance’s heavily-modified 6.7-liter Cummins Dodge diesel race truck piloted by Shawn Baca and Kody Pulliam, had just completed a solid 2,920-hp dyno pull (apparently the highest horsepower on a chassis dyno). Even more impressive? The truck’s 4,026 lb-ft of torque. In order to eke out an extra 80 hp to reach the magic
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The Leatherman – Truck Trend Legends

Leatherman multi-tools have contributed to the adventure, craftsmanship, and survival of users the world over for almost three decades. Above is the best-selling Wave.

Contrary to what some people might think, the Leatherman wasn’t named after a member of the Village People. Nor does this handy little tool relate to some specific craft, like tanning or trimming hides. No, Leatherman is the last name of the person who invented it. First name: Tim.

Tim is a Northwesterner, with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University. In 1975, after college, he and his wife traveled through Europe in a cheap, old Fiat. He had taken a Boy Scout knife with him — not unlike a Swiss Army knife — and used it for all the usual purposes and improvisations he had to come up with because he didn’t have a comprehensive toolbox with him but needed to

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