By Aaron Dorman | Pinal Central
COOLIDGE — Nikola Motor Company’s truck manufacturing plant, still under construction, has been presented as a potential boon for the local economy.
At a virtual luncheon last month for the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce, Nikola’s head of global manufacturing, Mark Duchesne, also highlighted the company’s environmental impact through the manufacture of electric vehicle trucks.
“We have to get off fossil fuels,” Duchesne said. “We are trying to produce a product that will be better for the environment. Are EV trucks the right alternative? We don’t know, but it is the best we have with available technology right now.”