Nikola Motors Fraud Claims Explained | Trevor Milton Resigned | Trading NKLA
Electric truck start-up Nikola fell more than 8 per cent last week after Hindenburg Research a short seller’s report claimed the business was an “intricate fraud” that had exaggerated its technology and faked product launches.
Two days after General Motors announced a $2bn deal with the start-up, a report from Hindenburg Research claimed to have “extensive evidence” that Nikola’s proprietary technology was purchased from another company, and raised questions about past businesses run by founder Trevor Milton.
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Nikola announced on Monday that founder Trevor Milton will step down with immediate effect as executive chairman following allegations by a short-seller that the electric truck maker’s business was an “intricate fraud”.
Stephen Girsky, a former vice-chairman of General Motors and a Nikola board member, will take over as chairman.
“Nikola is truly in my blood and always will be, and the focus should be on the company and its world-changing mission, not me,” Mr Milton said in a statement. “So I made the difficult decision to approach the board and volunteer to step aside as executive chairman.”
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