Thor wins startup award at LA Auto Show


Organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA Tuesday announced Thor Trucks was the grand prize winner of its fifth annual Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition, presented by Plug and Play and SiriusXM Connected Vehicles. Thor won $15,000.

Thor’s all-electric Class 8 tractorThor’s all-electric Class 8 tractor

The maker of electric Class 8 trucks was selected from hundreds of applicants and after a pitch session in front of the judges that took place on-stage during AutoMobility LA. Thor Trucks has pre-production vehicles collecting data on the road and will begin production early next year.

“Thor Trucks has proven itself among some extremely distinguished competitors and we are excited to announce them as the winner of our 2018 Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition,” said Manuela Papadopol, CEO of Designated Driver and AutoMobility LA Advisory Board member. “The Top Ten competition is one that continues to grow and we are always impressed by the number of submissions received every year.”