Tuesday, September 08, 2020

EV: Nikola + GM = Badger truck

Nikola and GM team up to make this 900-horsepower super electric truck

Nikola (NKLA) and GM (GM) are teaming up to take on Tesla’s cybertruck.

The electric truck startup announced Tuesday it has selected GM to be its manufacturing parter for its electric pickup truck dubbed the Badger. The Badger will use GM’s widely acclaimed Ultium battery technology. Additionally, Nikola will hand over $2 billion in stock to GM — giving the automaker an 11% stake in the company.

Shares of Nikola and GM rose 40% and 8%, respectively on the tie-up.

Nikola Motor Badger electric truck

Conway's Law for SW

Dev Tip #228: Conway's Law and Your Software

Mel Conway wrote that organizations that design complex systems tend to end up with designs that mirror the organization's communication structure. This in turn typically mirrors the company's org chart and team breakdown.