Nikola founder and now ex-CEO Trevor Milton is experiencing a new accusation that could more destruction the electrical motor vehicle automaker’s status. According to a report from the Economic Moments, Milton procured the style and design of Nikola’s hydrogen-powered semi-truck for quite a few thousand bucks from a Rimac Automobili designer identified as Adriano Mudri.
The Nikola 1, a hydrogen-powered semi the company continues to have grand strategies for, has also been embroiled in a further legal problem. Back in 2018, Nikola filed a patent infringement lawsuit versus Tesla claiming the latter’s own Semi look awfully identical to its own style and design. Tesla continues to deny the rates.
In reality, it was Tesla who, in its response to the lawsuit, accused Nikola of using the Rimac style and design and then continued to give the perception it was developed in-household.