Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Chooses Mark Russell as President

Mark Russell A Nikola One demo. (Nikola Corp. via YouTube)

Mark Russell has joined Nikola Corp.’s executive management team as president at a time when the company said it is poised to start production of several groundbreaking zero-emissions vehicles.

February 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Moves Closer to Marketing Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Nikola's Trevor Milton Nikola's Trevor Milton spoke with TT in an exclusive interview Jan. 8 during CES. (Nikola Motor Co.)

LAS VEGAS — Nikola Motor Co. founder and CEO Trevor Milton said two key customers — private fleet Anheuser-Busch Cos. and truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises — will begin fleet tests of Nikola’s zero-emisssions hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks by the end of the year, as the first shoots of the necessary fueling infrastructure are emerging in Phoenix.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Nikola to Expand Into Europe With Hydrogen-Electric Tre

Nikola's Tre Nikola's Tre is designed to be fully autonomous. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Motor Co. announced it would begin production within five years in Europe of a heavy-duty, hydrogen-electric truck designed to be compatible with full autonomy as it expands its business beyond North America.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nel Expands Plant to Make Electrolyzers for Nikola

Nel ASA has begun construction of what it says is the world’s largest electrolyzer manufacturing plant, fully automated and able to deliver electrolyzers at a game-changing cost.

Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Awards Nel Hydrogen Contract to Support 30 Fueling Stations

The Nikola One Nikola's hydrogen-electric Class 8 tractor. Nikola partnered with Nel Hydrogen as it prepares to roll out a U.S. fueling network. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Motor Co. has awarded a contract to Nel Hydrogen for 448 electrolyzers — which separate water into hydrogen and oxygen — and associated fueling equipment, as Nikola prepares to roll out a fueling network in the United States of 30 stations to support commercial and passenger vehicles operating on hydrogen fuel cells.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

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.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

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.

Transport Topics
April 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

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