When darkness descended: Three weeks that rocked Nikola Corporation

It is easy to fall from grace, especially in the public eye. The hard part is to earn respect and keep it. That’s the challenge facing Nikola Corporation, particularly since the departure of its founder and former Chairman Trevor Milton.

The Arizona-based company has famously enjoyed a somewhat meteoric rise to the forefront of the heavy-duty trucking sector and more importantly, the clean-fuelled heavy-duty trucking movement. From a basement-based start-up it has emerged into one of the most talked about vehicle manufacturers of the moment, with a clear objective to remove the commercial truck from the carbon equation.

But it endured a tumultuous three weeks since a high-profile ‘research report’ made a series of extensive allegations against it in a savage attack on 10th September (2020), many of which claimed that it has no working prototypes.

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