By John Rogers

First came an electric two-seat ATV, then its signature over-the-road electric truck. Now Nikola Motor Co. of Salt Lake City has added an electric personal watercraft to its lineup with the acquisition of Free Form Factory Inc. of Sacramento, California. Terms of the Nov. 8 deal were not disclosed.

Nikola designs and manufactures electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems and electric vehicle drivetrains at its headquarters in Salt Lake City and is privately held. 

Free Form Factory founder and CEO Jordan Darling established the company in Rochester, New York, in 2014 and moved it to California in 2016. Free Form designs and manufactures electric watercraft with a proprietary manufacturing technology. Darling will become vice president of Nikola’s Powersports division and will be responsible for both the watercraft and ATV lineup.


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