As for the allegations that the video showing the spinning was falsified, Nicola offers this as the best rebuttal he can muster: “Nicola never said that the truck was self-propelled in the video. , although the truck is designed to do just that (as described in the previous section). The truck was demonstrated and filmed by a third party for advertising. Nicholas described this third-party video on the company’s social media as “On the move.” It has never been described as “self-propelled”
In Nikola’s statement, the company said it planned to cooperate with the SEC on its request, and said it had already contacted and informed the agency. So who is lying? Nicholas claims that investors knew what prototypes were and what they were not capable of, and focuses on newer machines that he believes can actually run on their own. However, check out the original Nikola One video, which is still available on YouTube (titled “Nikola One Electric Semi Truck in Motion”), and decide for yourself whether that means the truck can run on its own or not.
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– Trevor Milton (@nikolatrevor) September 14, 2020