Christian Appel

Dr. Christian Appel

Christian Appel

Nikola Corporation

Christian Appel holds a German Diploma in Mathematics from Stuttgart University. He started his career at Bosch in Germany where he worked on various electrification programs for many different applications and technologies, including electric motors, power electronics, batteries and fuel cells. After moving to the US in 2015 he led multiple electrification programs with automotive start-ups in California before becoming the Customer Chief Engineer for Nikola. Since February 2020, he is the Global Head of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at Nikola and since October 2020 also holds the role as Vehicle Chief for the Fuel Cell Truck Program.