While Nikola is hard at work getting ready for the production of it all-electric truck in 2021, Nikola founder and Chairman, Trevor Milton, told South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper that he would like to cooperate with Hyundai. Milton also noted that there have been two occasions that he made proposals to the company but was ultimately denied.
An additional Reuters source said that Hyundai has plans to sell its hydrogen systems to other automakers. However, with Nikola shaping up to be a strong competitor, Hyundai may not be willing to sell to them. No comment from Hyundai was given.
As mentioned before, Nikola plans to start producing all-electric trucks in 2021. Following the production of its all-electric trucks, the company plans to produce fuel-cell electric trucks in 2023.