It s been a big month for trucking innovations.

In addition to Otto s autonomous truck announcement, there s the unveiling of Nikola Motor Company s electric long-haul rig concept.

It s similar to how the Chevy Volt works, where the gasoline tank recharges the batteries.

That s not the only similarity to another company that Nikola Motor Company has.

For a $750 reservation $42,000 MSRP , you can get in line for 520 hp of all-electric, waterproof driving.

The Zero plugs in like most EVs do to recharge the 440-volt lithium-ion batteries rather than using CNG and a turbine, though it does have solar panels on the roof to power the 12V battery.

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