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US News 2 billion lawsuit: Nikola founder is said to have bought truck design

00:05  28 september  2020
00:05  28 september  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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Nikola Motor Company, which is developing two hydrogen-electric trucks , says Tesla copied its patents to make its own semi. “It’s patently obvious there is no merit to this lawsuit ,” a spokesperson for Tesla told The Verge. A representative for Nikola Motors said in a statement to The Verge that

Nikola claims in that lawsuit that Mr Milton began designing the model in 2013, with other company staff later working on it. In a rebuttal to the lawsuit filed last week, Tesla alleged that Nikola could not protect the designs Nikola said : “The Nikola One truck was designed and patented by Nikola .

Nikola One. © Nikola Motor Nikola One.

Nikola founder Milton is said to have bought the design for his hydrogen e-truck One from a designer in Croatia. This also puts the billions lawsuit against Tesla on the brink.

In spring 2018 Nikola, manufacturer of hydrogen and electric trucks and pickups, sued Tesla for two billion US dollars. The manufacturer, which is now listed on the stock exchange, accused Tesla of knowingly infringing Nikola’s patents in the development of the Tesla Semi. In an counterclaim, Tesla stated on Wednesday that Nikola had developed the design concept based on a Croatian designer. Now it is said that Nikola bought the design for his One. Nikola One is said to be based on Modri ​​design Insiders are said to have assured

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The Nikola One truck (left) and the Tesla Semi. Nikola Motors claims Tesla copied the design of their truck Over a year before Tesla unveiled its truck , Nikola Motor Company tweeted an image of its first The lawsuit comes as Mr Musk prepares to announce the company’s quarterly earning figures

Nikola Corporation is an American company that has announced a number of concept The two -day midweek event was to have included a Public Demo Day to show off the Nikola Two truck and The company was valued at around billion in early August 2020, compared to its revenue in the first

to the Financial Times that Tesla founder Trevor Milton should have bought the design for the One in 2015 from designer Adriano Mudri. Mudri works as chief designer at the Croatian electric car manufacturer Rimac. The deal is said to have come about in 2015 - after Milton visited Rimac. In the Tesla counterclaim, the Californian automaker drew the connection between a Modri ​​design and the design of the Nikola One. There was no talk of a deal with Modri.

Nikola, on the other hand, stated in its lawsuit against Tesla two and a half years ago that Milton had already started designing the Nikola One in 2013. Nikola chief designer Steve Jennes, who was appointed in 2015, later developed the truck together with Milton. Overall, Milton is said to have spent "a few million dollars" on developing the truck, as Ars Technica writes. According to

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Nikola introduced its electric truck in 2016. The Nikola One and the Tesla Semi resemble each other Tesla's lawsuit includes pictures of a number of electric trucks that came out before Nikola 's model. Elon Musk's company claims that it couldn't have stolen the design of its truck from Nikola

Enlarge / Nikola 's complaint says these two truck cabins look too much alike. The US Patent and Trademark Office granted Nikola Motor Company six design patents Although Autopilot issues seem to have dogged Tesla over the last two years, spontaneous battery fires have been more rare.

Tesla, Modri ​​is said to have submitted the basic concept of the One under discussion as a “Road Runner” in 2010 to a design competition. The design could have been seen in the same year at the US auto show NAIAS in Detroit. In 2015, Nikola founder Milton Modri ​​is said to have bought computer drawings and a virtual 3D model for several thousand dollars. And: According to the above-mentioned insiders, the internal name for the One project at Nikola Road Runner is said to have been. Nikola contradicts Tesla allegations Nikola has meanwhile admitted to having acquired a license for Adriano Mudri's designs, but otherwise contradicted the Tesla representation. The One was designed and patented by Nikola. It is common practice to license third party designs during vehicle development. But Mudri is not part of the design team. His designs would also "essentially" decide from those of Nikola. According to observers, it could be problematic that Tesla did not mention the name Modri ​​in the patent applications.

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The two additional Buy ratings provide FLY with a Strong Buy consensus rating. Nikola Corporation's founder Trevor Milton purchased the original design for the company's flagship truck from a Nikola Is Likely to Have Leading TechnologyOn the technology front, Nikola has worked

Nikola Corporation's founder Trevor Milton purchased the original design for the company's flagship truck A bankruptcy judge approved the sale of the company's assets for . 2 billion to Lampert in a Nikola Is Likely to Have Leading TechnologyOn the technology front, Nikola has worked closely

Nikola has been under heavy pressure for several days. After the spectacular entry of the US auto giant General Motors (GM) into Nikola, the short-selling investor Hindenburg Research

raised serious allegations against the Tesla challenger

. According to Hindenburg Research

, Nikola founder and then Chairman Milton was unable to refute this sufficiently

. A week ago Trevor Milton had left his chairman post . More on the topic:

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