Michael Lohscheller was named president of Nikola Motor. Reporting to CEO Mark Russell and supported by the team that is already on the ground, he will be responsible for scaling Nikola’s global truck business. Lohscheller’s career has included leadership roles in finance, technology, purchasing and logistics at Volkswagen, before becoming Volkswagen Group of America Executive Vice President. Lohscheller was named CEO of Opel, both under GM and Stellantis ownership. Under his leadership, Lohscheller led Opel to sustainable profitability. He also oversaw Opel’s transformation into a respected electrified car brand. Most recently Lohscheller served as CEO of VinFast, the global electric automotive brand from Vietnam.

Michael Lohscheller: what he can do for Nikola

«Michael Lohscheller brings several decades of direct automotive industry expertise to our already accomplished leadership team at Nikola. His role will be immediately pivotal as the Nikola Tre BEV moves into production, and as we continue to achieve development milestones for the Nikola Tre FCEV», said Nikola CEO Mark Russell.

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«It goes without saying that hydrogen fuel cell and battery-electric zero-emission vehicles are the future of mobility, and I am extremely proud to be joining a company that is paving the way for this global transformation», stated Lohscheller. «My career has prepared me well to achieve the ambitious milestones needed to make this happen».

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The latest achievements of the U.S. manufacturer

Besides getting several orders in North America for the Nikola Tre truck in it BEV version, Nikola has recently tested a FCEV truck on the occasion of the Super Bowl in the U.S. In addition to the company’s factories in the United States, Nikola zero emissions trucks will be soon manufactured also in the German renowned site in Ulm.


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