Nikola has no sales, no revenue and nothing even remotely resembling profits. What it does have is founder Trevor Milton, with big ambitions, plenty of confidence and a Twitter account he used last week to share his views on "what legacy automakers don't understand." It's all straight from the Tesla playbook.
The 2021 version of the midsize pickup features more differentiation among trim levels, such as a black bow tie logo on the Z71. On all varieties of the truck, the bow tie has been revised and moved off center on the grille, while the word "Chevrolet" is embossed on the tailgate in place of the bow tie.
New allegations of corruption last week against the UAW's leadership by federal investigators landed just days before the union's contracts with the Detroit 3 were set to expire, adding chaos to an already difficult set of negotiations.
Just before CEO Mary Barra told employees in a companywide broadcast to make safety an "every-minute priority," regulators disclosed that GM is recalling nearly 3.5 million large pickups and SUVs for a brake problem that it has been dealing with internally since at least 2015.