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3 Electric Vehicle Stocks That Could Boom In 2021

There鈥檚 no denying that 2020 was an incredible year for electric vehicles鈥

And Elon Musk was the man of the hour.

Never in the history of wealth accumulation has anyone shot up the ladder so quickly.

In fact, Musk鈥檚 net worth skyrocketed by well over $60 billion since Tesla was included in the S&P 500 index in late December.

Tesla is now the 6th largest publicly traded company in the United States by market cap, overtaking stock market staples such as Warren Buffett鈥檚 Berkshire Hathaway, Walmart, and even Johnson & Johnson.

It鈥檚 already worth over $834 billion and it鈥檚 showing no signs of slowing.

And its founder and CEO, Elon Musk, has become the world鈥檚 richest man in the process, climbing from $22 billion at the end of 2019 to today鈥檚 net worth of $190 billion.

While Tesla鈥檚 incredible rise has dominated headlines鈥

It鈥檚 been paramount in making electric vehicles sexy鈥

And the entire industry has reaped the benefits.

From EV producers and battery makers to companies building charging infrastructure鈥

Any and every company with a tie-in to electric vehicles has gotten the Tesla-bump.

But this boom is just getting started.

If you thought 2020 was good for EVs鈥

2021 is already looking even more promising – and profitable.聽

So what鈥檚 the best way to get in on this exciting new industry? Let鈥檚 dive right in鈥

#1 Nio Inc. (NYSE:NIO)

It wasn鈥檛 so long ago that analysts and investors alike were ready to write off their losses and give up on electric vehicle manufacturer Nio鈥

In fact, there were even rumors that the automaker was on the brink of bankruptcy.

But the Chinese Tesla rival powered on, blew away estimates, and most importantly, kept its balance sheet in line.

And its efforts have paid off – in a big way.

On January 1st, 2020, Nio was trading at just $3.24 per share鈥

But after reporting a record number of deliveries, launching its revolutionary 鈥淏attery-as-a-service鈥 platform, and a multi-billion-dollar bump from Chinese investors, the company鈥檚 stock price skyrocketed by 1604%, starting off the year at $59 per share.

Nio has made all the right moves over the past year to turn heads on the streets and in the marketplace…

From its stunningly beautiful – and fast – EP9 supercar to its new line of family-friendly high-performance sedans, Nio is well on its way to retaking control of its local market from Elon Musk鈥檚 electric vehicle giant.

And as Chinese EV sales continue to soar鈥

Nio鈥檚 already-impressive ascension to electric superstar is only going to accelerate from here.

#2 Facedrive (TSXV:FD,OTC:FDVRF)

Facedrive was one of 2020鈥檚 most interesting stock stories鈥

It鈥檚 not an electric vehicle manufacturer…

And it鈥檚 not building EV infrastructure鈥

It鈥檚 creating its own, entirely new, ecosystem within the industry.

It鈥檚 the tie-in of tie-ins because it鈥檚 aiming at the pulse of consumer demand.

Facedrive already made headlines as the world鈥檚 first-ever carbon-offset ride-sharing and food delivery platform鈥

But its ingenious big-picture outlook is where it truly sets itself apart from the competition.

It鈥檚 the recent acquisition of a little-known company with incredible potential for large-scale auto industry disruption that should position Facedrive perfectly for what鈥檚 to come.

With Washington DC based Steer, an electric vehicle subscription service under its wing, Facedrive is now able to offer its customers their own virtual gallery of electric vehicles.

Teslas, Porsches, Audis, and more鈥

Customers can choose any vehicle in the roster with a click of a button and the car will be personally delivered in no time at all.

Better still鈥

This 鈥淓V on-demand鈥 subscription allows customers to take any of the available luxury top-tier vehicles for a spin without having to worry about maintenance or insurance.

Customers don鈥檛 even have to pick just one of the vehicles鈥.

In fact, they could drive a different car to work every day of the week if they chose to.

This simple – but groundbreaking – idea is important because it is exactly what many modern consumers are looking for.

It鈥檚 convenience, freedom, and variety all rolled into one eco-friendly easy-to-use package.聽

Driving–and 鈥渉aving鈥 an EV ride–has never been more accessible. And this is exactly what promises to help push EVs over the mainstream dividing line.

More significant, however, it is set to challenge the very idea of car ownership as we know it.

Combine this game-changing idea, its innovative ride-sharing platform and booming delivery business with the 鈥渆lectrification of everything鈥 push that is already sending any and every stock in this burgeoning new sector into the stratosphere and you鈥檝e got a company with lots of potential.

#3 Workhorse Group (NASDAQ:WKHS)

Workhorse is another company that has taken a unique approach to the budding electric vehicle industry.

Instead of producing consumer-facing cars, it鈥檚 looking to become to go-to supplier of delivery vehicles. And that鈥檚 not a bad thing.

In 2020, e-commerce sales soared above the $4 trillion dollar mark, and that number is expected to grow to over $6.5 trillion in the next two years.

That means there are a lot of deliveries being made鈥

And lots of vehicles making those deliveries.

Coupled with growing global pressure to go green, electric delivery vehicles are quickly becoming a must-have for the biggest online retailers on the planet…and that demand is set to grow exponentially in the coming years.

This is Workhorse鈥檚 ace-in-the-hole.

And it鈥檚 not limited to the highways, either.

Workhorse鈥檚 HorseFly unmanned aerial delivery vehicle is poised to change the way we receive packages…And it鈥檚 already drawing a lot of attention.

In fact, even the United States Postal Service is showing interest.

Though the contract has been delayed, briefly weighing on Workhorse鈥檚 stock price, shareholders still see the value in its efforts, and more importantly, the market it is looking to capture.

In 2020, Workhorse saw its share price skyrocket by over 658%…

The USPS delay on its orders aside, that鈥檚 still a pretty hefty return and sure to keep shareholders at bay for the time being. And analysts seem to agree.

Oppenheimer analyst Colin Rusch notes, 鈥淎s the only US-based full EV supplier remaining in the bid, we believe the company remains well positioned to win a sizable portion of the contract. At the same time, we believe activity among buyers of last-mile delivery vehicles is accelerating and that WKHS could see additional customer wins before year-end.鈥

BONUS: Infrastructure And Energy

Plug Power (NYSE:PLUG) is one of those plays that defines speculation. But here鈥檚 the thing: it鈥檚 based on an industry that鈥檚 on track to be worth $11 trillion.

This is a hydrogen fuel cell play, and the massive money inflow around hydrogen could keep PLUG–a highly volatile stock of late–pumping along nicely.

In Q2, it delivered an earnings surprise of 66.67%. It鈥檚 outperforming the market wildly, so why did investors get cold feet on November 10th, after piling into it hours before? Quite simply: This run on hydrogen is a new thing and no one can pinpoint what might come next for this stock.

If investors are getting cold feet, all it takes is a bit of a reminder as to how much money is pouring into hydrogen right now.

Plug is riding high the hydrogen hype. Its share price is up over 1200% since last January, and it鈥檚 showing no signs of slowing. Hydrogen is already being touted as the fuel of the future, and a vital component in the world鈥檚 race to reduce carbon emissions.聽

California-based Bloom Energy (NYSE:BE), for its part, designs, manufactures and sells solid-oxide fuel cell systems. And, yes, there鈥檚 been a ton of cash burn up to this point, but it鈥檚 heralding massive innovation–and that鈥檚 what tech startups are all about. Growth runways, not immediate profit.

That鈥檚 why we are willing to throw tons of money at our innovative future. Eventually, the narrative changes and for the successful companies, the cash burn stops and there starts to be payback for investors. Anyone who didn鈥檛 get in on time got left in the innovation dust.

That鈥檚 what鈥檚 already happening with Bloom. Savvy investor patience is paying off. Bloom is now on track to be the first fuel cell maker to become cash-flow positive.

And this could all be about to get even bigger. Why? Because this relatively small company is thinking in huge terms: We鈥檙e not just talking about fuel cells for construction vehicles or to power remote electricity generation 鈥 Bloom is thinking far bigger than that. It鈥檚 targeting utility-scale applications of fuel cells and industrial-scale applications, and drawing in some very big names in the process.

Thanks to Bloom鈥檚 forward-thinking approach to this burgeoning market, it has seen its share price soar from $7.88 at the start of the year to $34.74 at the time of writing. In the stock world, a 310% return is never a bad thing. But as this sector grows, so to could Bloom鈥檚 market cap.

FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL) is another alternative fuel stock that has turned heads on Wall Street. Up over 219% year to date, FuelCell has been one of the biggest winners over the election season, with President-elect Joe Biden campaigning for a carbon-free America.

In fact, analysts even estimate the U.S. could spend as much as $1.7 trillion on clean energy initiatives over the next 10 years. And that鈥檚 great news for companies like Blink, Plug and FuelCell.

Though many expect FuelCell to return to earth in the short-term, its long-term trajectory is solid. It has spent years building a patent moat and developing solutions that will tie into the energy transition perfectly.

FuelCell may be expected to see a hit due to its looming Q4 earnings report, which is expected to go poorly, but the company has managed to take advantage in its earlier rally, raising net proceeds of over $150 million in a public offering of 25 million shares.

And as more money piles into the industry, companies like Plug, Bloom and FuelCell are set to win big.

Canada Is Also Jumping On Board

NFI Group (TSX:NFI) is one of Canada鈥檚 leaders in the electric vehicle space. It produces transit busses and motorcycles. NFI had a difficult start to the year, but it since cut its debt and begun to address its cash flow struggles in a meaningful way. Though it remains down from January highs, NFI still offers investors a promising opportunity to capitalize on the electric vehicle boom.

Recently, NFI has seen an uptick in insider stock purchases which is often a sign that the board and management strongly believe in the future of the company. In addition to its increasingly positive financial reports, it is also one of the few in the business that actually pay dividends out to its investors.聽

Not to be outdone, GreenPower Motor (TSX.V:GPV) a thriving electric bus manufacturer based out of Vancouver, is making mvoes on the market, as well. Although for the moment, its focus is primarily on the North American market, but its ambitions are much larger. Founded over a decade ago, GreenPower has been on the frontlines of the electric transportation movement, with a focus on building affordable battery-electric busses and trucks.

Year-to-date, GreenPower has seen its share price soar from $2.03 to $36.88. That means investors have seen 1700% gains this year alone. And with this red-hot sector only going up, GreenPower will likely continue to impress.聽聽

Magna International (TSX:MG) is a great way to gain exposure to the EV market without betting big on one of the new hot automaker stocks tearing up Robinhood right now. The 63 year old Canadian manufacturing giant provides mobility technology for automakers of all types. From GM and Ford to luxury brands like BMW and Tesla, Magna is a master at striking deals. And it鈥檚 clear to see why. The company has the experience and reputation that automakers are looking for.

Another way to gain exposure to the electric vehicle industry is through AutoCanada (TSX:ACQ), a company that operates auto-dealerships through Canada. The company carries a wide variety of new and used vehicles and has all types of financial options available to fit the needs of any consumer. While sales have slumped this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AutoCanada will likely see a rebound as both buying power and the demand for electric vehicles increases. As more new exciting EVs hit the market, AutoCanada will surely be able to ride the wave.聽

Like Magna, Westport Fuel Systems (TSX:WPRT) is another hardware and tech provider in the auto-industry.It builds products to help the transportation industry reduce their carbon footprint. In particular, it provides systems for less impactful fuels, such as natural gas. In North America alone, there are over 225,000 natural gas vehicles. But that shies in comparison to the global 22.5 million natural gas vehicles globally, which means the company still has a ton of room to grow!

By. Nick Shaw

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Forward-Looking Statements

Forward looking statements in this publication include that Facedrive鈥榮 EV car rental & leasing services will attract many users; that transport in an EV will become much more popular and that Facedrive will be able to carry out its business plans. These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially.聽 Risks that could change or prevent these statements from coming to fruition include that riders are not as attracted to EV rides as expected; that competitors may offer better or cheaper alternatives to the Facedrive businesses; Facedrive鈥檚 ability to obtain and retain necessary licensing in each geographical area in which it operates; and whether markets justify additional expansion. The forward-looking information contained herein is given as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

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