Driving towards a greener future: Nikola’s freight expectations

Amidst the stillness of the Arizona desert, Nikola Motor Company has been spearheading what it believes is the future of freight transportation.

This Arizona based start-up manufacturer of hydrogen-powered Class 8 Semi trucks has taken in more than $14bn in pre-order reservations for its vehicles, while its investors also continue to queue up to join its transport technology revolution.

Nikola and its CEO Trevor Milton have a unique angle to compete with Elon Musk, founder of California electric vehicle maker Tesla, to decarbonise road transport. Musk has been a detractor of hydrogen energy for zero emission road transport and Tesla has its own electric trucks with production reportedly planned for next year.

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