Tesla’s Time to Take Off?
Elon Musk has a reputation of a man who gets things done. It is a deserved reputation as his achievements have been quite astounding. Whether it is in space with Starling or SpaceX, on the roads with Tesla, or digitally with AI, Musk consistently takes new ground. Perhaps then it should not be a surprise to see the latest announcements from Tesla. Does it demonstrate that Tesla is going to dominate the EV market?
Firstly, Elon Musk has announced that the new Tesla drive train will leave 50% less of a factory footprint, cost $1000 less, and then it will not use rare earth materials. Tesla’s Colin Campbell stated that due to health and environmental concerns mining rare earths, the next drive unit would use a permanent magnet that does not use rare earths at all. This announcement sent the shares of China’s JL Mag Rare-Earth Co and Jiangsu Huahong Technology Stock Co tumbling as reported by Bloomberg.
Bloomberg also reported that Campbell stated that Tesla had designed its own transistor package that uses 75% less Silicon Carbide which is a big win as it is expensive. Tesla also sees the chip shortage is behind them, aims to make a new car every 45 seconds, wants to spend $175 billion to hit 20-man vehicle production and could launch two new models to help achieve that aim.
Tesla’s share price
The current share price of Tesla is around 50% down from the 2021 peak of over $400. It is contained underneath the 100 and 200 EMA. However, do any further dips lower simply offer good value buying opportunities for the long term? Is Tesla, with all the drive of Elon Musk behind it, going to innovate, add efficiency, and expand its models to a new EV-hungry world? Or will mainstream car manufacturers snap up more of the EV market share? Tesla is one share to watch, particularly, on any drops lower into the $125 region.
About: HYCM is the global brand name of HYCM Capital Markets (UK) Limited, HYCM (Europe) Ltd, HYCM Capital Markets (DIFC) Ltd and HYCM Limited, all individual entities under HYCM Capital Markets Group, a global corporation operating in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
High-Risk Investment Warning: Contracts for Difference (‘CFDs’) are complex financial products that are traded on margin. Trading CFDs carries a high degree of risk. It is possible to lose all your capital. These products may not be suitable for everyone and you should ensure that you understand the risks involved. Seek independent expert advice if necessary and speculate only with funds that you can afford to lose. Please think carefully whether such trading suits you, taking into consideration all the relevant circumstances as well as your personal resources. We do not recommend clients posting their entire account balance to meet margin requirements. Clients can minimise their level of exposure by requesting a change in leverage limit. For more information please refer to HYCM’s Risk Disclosure.