Nikola gets an electric truck order from J.B. Hunt

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J.B. Hunt Transport is ordering 13 battery-electric and hydrogen-powered fuel cell trucks from Nikola. The purchase boosts the startup’s prospects in a critical week for the company.

The 10 battery electric trucks help Nikola reduce inventory. The hydrogen-powered fuel cell truck order allows Nikola to grow its order book for the zero-emission trucks. 

Company shares (NASDAQ: NKLA) rose about 16% intraday to $2.64 a share. As recently as June 6, shares traded below $1 and Nikola faced the threat...

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