Ramgeet wins twin feature at Turf Paradise PHOENIX, Arizona (CMC): Jamaican jockey Andrew Ramgeet made all the headlines here on Saturday when he won both feature races on the day’s eight-race card at Turf Paradise. Ramgeet captured the US$35,000 Queen of the Green Stakes with 22-1 outsider Hip Ninety Three in race three, before returning to steal victory in the Walter R Cluer Memorial Stakes, also worth $35,000, with favourite Az Ridge, in race seven. The victory aboard Az Ridge was made even more memorable after the rider survived two moments of misfortune to battle to the wire and beat the three-year-olds and upward by a neck in a tight three-horse finish. Going off as the punters’ 7-5 choice in a mile trip, Ramgeet and the six-year-old bay gelding stumbled at the start to trail the field as 20-1 outsider Bourbon Sense posted the early fractions while chased by Ride Hard Kowboy. However, Az Ridge made good progress and entered the stretch in contention with the front three. Ramgeet then rallied the gelding and despite losing his whip at the sixteenth pole, still managed to outlast his rivals. Rosberg wins season-ender ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Lewis Hamilton trailed home Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the third straight time, as the German controlled the race from start to finish to win the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yesterday. Starting on pole, Rosberg made no mistakes at Yas Marina to coast to his sixth win of the season and finish second in the overall championship with 322 points. Hamilton had wrapped up the title with three races to go when he captured the United States Grand Prix in Texas back in October, to clinch his third World title and second consecutive. The Brit, whose paternal grandparents are Grenadian, finished on 381 points and said afterward he was glad the season was finally over. “It’s been a good year. I’m happy. I’m happy it’s over, for sure. So now we can really enjoy,” Hamilton told media. “I really have to take my hat off to this team who once again did an amazing job in building this car.” Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was third, while his teammate, former World champion Sebatien Vettel, clinched third spot overall in the championship with 278 points.
Nikola Motors Raises $100 Million In New Funds Nikola Motors Boldly Claims It Will Become U.S. Largest Energy Consumer Nikola Sues Tesla Over Electric Semi The startup EV company Nikola Motors claims that its future fleet will be the United States’ largest air purifiers.Currently, there are two major, eco-friendly trucking prospects in the world: the Tesla Semi and the Nikola Motors semi truck. While Tesla’s venture into the trucking world is completely battery-powered, Nikola Motors went in the direction of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Certainly, some may say hydrogen doesn’t have a future in potentially eco-friendly mobility due to cost and fuel production, but truck-wise, the economics are quite different than those found in electric passenger vehicles.More Nikola related articles Source: Electric Vehicle News Right now, Nikola is ramping up its hiring efforts as the company prepares to start producing its highly-anticipated hydrogen-electric truck. A few weeks ago, Nikola Motor chief legal officer Britton Worthen noted in a statement to AZ Central that he expects the company to break ground on its planned 1 million-square-foot manufacturing plant in Coolidge, AZ, in about two years. Right now, after the company made the move from Utah to the Phoenix area, hiring has been the focal point.Why do we like hydrogen so much? The Nikola fleet will be one of the largest air purifiers in America one day. Imagine 500,000 Nikola trucks driving in cities across America sucking in dirty air and emitting nothing but clean water. #emissionsgameover #dieselisdead— Nikola Motor Company (@nikolamotor) October 24, 2018Nikola Motors aims to have around 100 employees – up from 70 people – in their Phoenix HQ by the end of the year. According to recent information released by the startup truck company, they aim to have around 200 workers by the end of 2019, severely doubling their efforts. However, the most impactful news, recently revealed by the company, is the one where Nikola aims to have their future truck fleet the United States’ “largest air purifiers,” thanks to their hydrogen fuel cell systems.Tesla Semi Rendering Alongside Nikola OneEven though some sources claimed that Nikola uses methane to produce hydrogen, the company released a Tweet in which they assured their social media followers base that they utilize a combination of solar, wind, and hydropower to make the hydrogen needed to power its upcoming fleet. If their plans come to fruition over time – they aim to become the largest energy consumer in the US within the next ten years – the nationwide map of NOx emissions from heavy-duty trucking could well change, and change for good.Clearly, the company is no stranger to bold statements. Recently, at the beginning of the year, they’ve announced that the company would be refunding all the reservations it received for the Nikola One and Nikola Two. Clearly, a jab at Tesla, as the trucking startup noted that it does not “use (customers’) money to operate (its) business.” Right now, Nikola claims that the company has $11 billion in pre-production orders as of now.If both Tesla’s and Nikola’s plans come to reality, heavy-duty trucking within the U.S is clearly up for a huge (eco-friendly) makeover. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Plus, Nikola Tesla (from whom both companies got their name) would probably be delighted to see how his ideas are taken to enhance the well being of society as well.Source: Teslarati Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 4, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News