German Solar Electric Vehicle Disruptor Sono Group IPO Debut

Germany-based Sono Group NV $SEV raised $150 million at a $1.1 billion market cap. The company is developing what it believes is disruptive solar technology, as well as a solar and battery powered vehicle. Sono Motors is developing the solar electric vehicle (SEV) for the masses, the Sion. It has reached more than 16,000 reservations with advance payments for the Sion, the solar electric vehicle (SEV) for the masses, German disruptive solar technology company Sono Group (SEV) Sono Group N.V. (parent company to … Continue reading “German Solar Electric Vehicle Disruptor Sono Group IPO Debut”

Tesla Delivers Record Earnings Despite Global Supply Chain Headwinds

Tesla reported record  Q3 earnings after the market close Wednesday. $TSLA made $1.62bn in the third quarter, beating its old record $1.14bn last quarter. Tesla said it expects sales to grow an average of 50% annually.Gross automotive margins were 30.5%,up from 28.4% over the previous quarter.

Russian Arms Manufacturer Almaz-Antey New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

The Russian government-backed arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey has announced that it is working on a new hydrogen fuel cell passenger car,known as E-NEVA. The hybrid car will be for civilian use. Hydrogen provides more mileage and lower CO2 emissions than electric cars

Tesla Record Q3 Deliveries Surging 70% yr/yr Despite Chip Shortages

Tesla reported record Q3 deliveries Monday. $TSLA rose +19.58 to 794.80 on the news. Tesla has been able circumnavigate the chip shortages that are plaguing the auto industry and appears to be one step ahead compared to OEMs regarding chips

Mercedes-Benz Take Stake in European Battery Cell Manufacturer Automotive Cells Company

Mercedes-Benz has announced it is joining Stellantis and Total Energies in newly established European battery cell manufacturer Automotive Cells Company (ACC). The automaker are taking an equity stake with the aim of becoming a full battery electric vehicle (BEV) brand. 

Vitol Expand Electric Vehicle Investment With China’s BYD JV

Major Energy trader Vitol formed a joint venture with Chinese automaker BYD allocating an initial $250 million to expand electric vehicle and charging infrastructure. Vitol has invested over $1 billion in solar and wind energy and other, cleaner fuels.

Tesla Profit Soars to Record $1.1 Billion Crushing Estimates

Tesla reported better than expected Q2 earnings after the market close Monday. $TSLA covered what the analysts focus was on, from Bitcoin, battery, supply chain shortages to CEO Elon Musk’s strategy. To be prepared we go into depth in the key areas to watch for.

Electric Vehicle Maker Xos Trucks in Talks With NextGen Acquisition Corp to Go Public

U.S. electric vehicle maker Xos Trucks Inc is in talks to go public via a SPAC Reuters reported late Monday, citing sources. Xos is working a deal to merge with blank-check acquisition company NextGen Acquisition Corp $NGAC which could value the EV start up near $2 billion. Its customers include package delivery United Parcel Service Inc and cash-handling firm Loomis.

Glencore Takes 20% of Cobalt Off The Market To Arrest Price Collapse

Glencore PLC is closing its Mutanda mine in Congo, one of its largest copper and cobalt mines. Cobalt hit a peak of near $40 a pound in late 2017 and is now trading at around $12.50 a pound as trade war between U.S. and China hit commodity prices.