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Nikola Motor Co. Launches Hiring Drive

Nikola One (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Motor Co. is starting the hiring process to staff its new Arizona research and development center, slated to open in November.

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June 12, 2018
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Anheuser-Busch Orders 800 Nikola Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Nikola Motor Co.

Anheuser-Busch announced it has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered heavy-duty trucks from Nikola Motor Co. as the beverage company moves to convert its entire longhaul dedicated fleet to renewable-energy powered trucks by 2025 — underscoring how trucks can support broader corporate sustainability goals.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Sues Tesla for $2 Billion Over Electric Truck Design

Tesla Semi Tesla Semi (Tesla Inc.)

Nikola Corp. has sued rival Tesla Inc. for $2 billion, claiming Tesla infringed on U.S. patents Nikola received on cab design, including wrap windshield, midentry door, fuselage, fender, side cladding, and the overall design of a semi.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Hires BMW Executive Jesse Schneider to Spearhead Fuel-Cell R&D

Nikola Motor Co. has hired Jesse Schneider as vice president of hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies.

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April 12, 2018
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Nikola Eliminates Truck Deposits, Expands Initial Fueling Network

The Nikola One Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Motor Co. moved to differentiate itself further from rival Tesla Inc. by no longer requiring deposits on its upcoming trucks and returning deposits it has collected as it prepares to announce a major new fleet customer in early May.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Business, Technology

Nikola, Cummins Expand Electrification Efforts

Nikola Arizona Announcement The Nikola Arizona headquarters announcement. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Motor Co. and Cummins Inc. each expanded their ability to address the growing focus on electrification of commercial vehicles through, respectively, choosing the location for a truck production facility and an acquisition related to battery systems.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2018

Wabco Invests $10 Million in Nikola

The Nikola One The hydrogen-electric Nikola One. Wabco's investment gives it a 1% stake in Nikola. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Commercial vehicle supplier Wabco Holdings Inc. announced it has made a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Co., which is developing hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks and other vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems and electric vehicle drivetrains.

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December 28, 2017
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Nikola Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure to Be Linked to Major Shipper’s Network

The Nikola One The fueling network concides with the debut of Nikola's Class 8 tractor. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Motor Co. plans to locate its emerging network of hydrogen fueling stations to accommodate the logistics network of a major manufacturer, according to the truck maker, which did not identify the manufacturer.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Announces Bosch, PowerCell as Fuel Cell Suppliers

Nikola One Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Motor Co., which is developing a Class 8 hydrogen-electric truck, appointed Bosch Group and PowerCell AB the primary suppliers of the truck’s fuel cells — key elements of the truck’s powertrain.

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November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Nikola Taps Bosch for eAxle, Other Key Components

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Nikola Motor Co. announced Bosch Group will play a key role in supplying powertrain components for its over-the-road and day cab Class 8 hydrogen-electric trucks, which are scheduled to come to market in 2021.

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September 25, 2017