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Nikola Motor appoints new president

Heavy traffic: Former VW, Opel and Vinfast exec Michael Lohscheller becomes Nikola Motor president as the company prepares to scale its truck business.

Lohscheller from Vietnam to America as truck-maker Nikola appoints him president

28 Feb 2022

ZERO emissions transportation and energy infrastructure company Nikola Corporation has appointed Michael Lohscheller as president of Nikola Motor.


He was previously CEO of Vietnamese car-maker Vinfast and has held senior roles in automotive companies including Volkswagen Group of America executive vice president and CEO of Opel.


He will be responsible for scaling Nikola’s global truck business and will report to Nikola CEO Mark Russell.



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