Nikola is led by its founder, Trevor Milton, who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Company as its president and CEO. He has led Nikola Motor Company from startup to more than four billion dollars in preorder reservations for the Nikola hydrogen electric truck.
Prior to starting Nikola Motor Company, Trevor was CEO of dHybrid Systems, LLC a natural gas storage technology company that was acquired by one of America’s largest steel providers, Worthington Industries, Inc. Trevor is also the author of several patents and has helped advance green technologies through his years of industry experience.
He holds a controlling interest in Nikola Motor Company and has directed research, development and prototype assembly of the Nikola One from the beginning. Trevor has also assisted in design of nearly every part of the Nikola One truck: rotor / stator, inverters, controllers, DC to DC, motor gearbox, thermal management, battery and ESS, infotainment and much more.
Trevor is a proven leader with a passion for sustainable energy projects through disruptive technologies. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and is semi-fluent in Spanish having lived in Puerto Rico.