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RSVP ‘No’ to the Lucid Motors Party Before CCIV Stock Crashes

Attention Churchill Capital Corp IV (NYSE:CCIV) shareholders: now’s a good time for a low-key flex. After a painful crash from an almost $60 high, CCIV shares are finally moving in an upward direction. In fact, CCIV stock is up 18% over the past 30 days.

Exterior of Lucid Motors building

Exterior of Lucid Motors building

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Social media is on fire celebrating the sheer gorgeousness of the Lucid Air (yes, it’s gorg). People are infatuated — almost blinded — by the brand’s ultra-fancy Beverly Hills and Chelsea showrooms. Oh, and don’t forget “Lucid Nation’s” most glorious day (July 23) is just around the corner! If you weren’t already aware, that’s when CCIV becomes LCID.

With the stock gaining ground, some of the more passionate members of Lucid Nation have highlighted their recent gains. They’ve even taken the time to tell me that my negative call on CCIV stock is nonsense.

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EVs Will Rule the World By 2040. Tesla Stock Isn’t the Only Winner.

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Piper is predicting the EV takeover of the global automotive industry will be complete in 19 years.


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A lot of electric vehicles are going to be sold in the coming generation. That’s good news for

Tesla.

It’s also good news for a host of other auto makers, including some start-ups. It’s bad news, surprisingly, for

NIO

and its Chinese EV peers.

Tuesday, Piper Sandler analyst Alexander Potter published a very detailed forecast for EV sales stretching all the way out to 2040. He forecasts sales and market share for essentially every major auto maker globally.

“We have spent the past few months assembling a brand-by-brand, region-by-region forecast for battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales,” writes the analyst. Looking ahead, he forecasts EV penetration at 45% of new car sales by 2030 and 94% by 2040.

Potter is predicting the EV takeover of the

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EV Stock NIO and XPeng Reported Impressive Deliveries. Why That’s Bad News.

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The Xpeng P7 electric vehicle is displayed outside the New York Stock Exchange


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April deliveries from Chinese electric vehicle makers

NIO

and

XPeng

offer investors some reason for hope and some reason for concern.

The pair reported April delivery figures over the weekend. NIO (ticker: NIO), for its part, reported it delivered 7,102 vehicles, up 125% year over year. The year-over-year change, however, doesn’t matter. NIO is a high-growth company and has been adding capacity rapidly. Deliveries were at about the same level as recent months. NIO delivered 7,257 vehicles in March.

Current manufacturing capacity is about 7,500 vehicles a month, but production hasn’t been able to hit that level because of the global semiconductor shortage roiling the automotive industry.

The 7,100 figure puts NIO on track to hit is second quarter delivery guidance of roughly 21,000 vehicles given this past week when the company

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Why General Motors Stock Climbed Higher in March

What happened

Shares of General Motors (NYSE:GM) gained 11.9% in March, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as investors cheered the company’s continued push to transform itself into a leader in electric vehicles.

So what

General Motors has laid down the gauntlet in its battle against a generation of electric vehicle start-ups looking to turn the automotive industry on its head. The company has committed $27 billion to investments in electric vehicles through 2025, part of a plan to phase out gasoline- and diesel-powered cars and light trucks by 2035.

The 2022 GM electric Hummer.

Image source: General Motors.

GM early in the month said it was working with partners to establish a second U.S. battery facility to feed its growing appetite.

The stock also benefited from the efforts of another legacy automaker, Volkswagen (OTC:VWAGY), to establish its green credentials. Volkswagen during the month laid out

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