The EV market of China is way bigger than the rest of the world. So, Chinese EV stocks are full of potential.
The investors would remember 2020 as the year of electric vehicle (EV) stocks. Tesla Inc. (TSLA) is leading the EV brand in the market and has been facing competition from East Asia—the Chinese EV start-ups.
Tesla has a lot of hype around its brand because of the innovative CEO, Elon Musk—who is an icon in the tech world. Moreover, Elon has been in the business for a while now and Tesla has grown over the years to become a more mature EV company.
Nonetheless, the emerging Chinese EV companies have got the spotlight with increasing demand in the country. Also, the demand is starting to grow in Europe and other parts of the world. The Chinese EV firms will grow bigger as they expand their ecosystem around the world—in the next few years.
Moreover, the Chinese EV stocks have bamboozled the sector with remarkable growth—along with Tesla. Here are the three best Chinese EV stocks to buy considering the long-term prospect.
Xpeng Motors (XPEV) has created a lot of buzz in the EV market. The company produces and sells premium EVs which include the G3 SUV and the P7 four-door sedan. Xpeng’s premium models are giving some competition to Tesla’s Model Y SUV and Model 3 sedan.
In 2019, the G3 SUV was among the top three electric SUVs with the majority sales in China. The fact that Xpeng began production in late 2018, so it was swift for the company to get going.
Over the past two years, the company has developed its ecosystem across China. The company has been reporting record deliveries for its EVs over the sequential months. In Dec. 2020, Xpeng reported a record monthly delivery of 5,700 vehicles, a whopping 326% increase year-over-year (YoY) and a 35% over the past month. The quarterly delivery also got the record figures with 12,964 vehicles in Q4 2020, up by 303% YoY and 51% from Q3 2020. During the full-year 2020, the company delivered 27,041 EVs, soaring over 112% YoY.
Most importantly, XPeng stock has sustained its growth, which is a good sign in the long-term run. The EV market is still evolving and in the coming years, it will get bigger. So, XPeng (XPEV) stock is a buy aiming for long-term growth.
Li Auto (LI)
Li Auto (LI) is another innovative Chinese EV company, which is currently making only one electric vehicle—the Li ONE SUV. The company focuses on vehicles that have a small gasoline engine that can power additional electric power for the battery. The fact that EV-charging infrastructure is limited in China—the industry is still emerging. So, Li is adopting the EV structure according to the circumstances. That’s the reason its only vehicle Li ONE SUV is in high demand.
In Dec. 2020, the company delivered 6,126 Li ONEs, almost 31.9% more compared to the prior month and 529.6% YoY. While its competitor Nio sold 7,007 units of its three SUV models, combined. While, Li’s Q4 deliveries reached 14,464, 67% high than Q3—topping the company’s guidance by 20.5%.
Li Auto is playing smart and wants to access all the risks before they expand their EV portfolio. Moreover, its only SUV is doing great so far, which lifts the long-term success potential. Li’s sales are anticipated to grow by almost 112% this year.
Nio Ltd. (NIO)
Nio Ltd. (NIO) is another big fish in the Chinese EV market. NIO shares have soared over 110% over the last three months. The company produces three premium electric SUVswhich include ES8, ES6, and EC6.
Nio is focused on self-driving technology and also offers services like Battery as a Service (BaaS)—which offers users to subscribe for car batteries. Recently, the company scaled up its production to meet the growing demand. Last year, reports of around 5,000 vehicles were registered of multiple fires—on a negative side.
However, Zacks has upgraded Nio’s full-year earnings to 29.51% in the last three months. The bullish analyst sentiment is driven by a positive earnings outlook trend. As per Zacks, the company has returned approximately 27.10% since the beginning of the calendar year. Whereas, in the meantime, Auto-Tires-Trucks stocks have popped up at an average of almost 15%. So, the Chinese EV stock is performing way better than the rest of the sector.
So, Nio Ltd. (NIO) along with Li Auto (LI) and Xpeng Motors (XPEV) are the three best Chinese EV stocks to buy for long-term growth.