Tesla, Nikola Rally While Chinese Electric Car Stocks Veer Off

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esla (TSLA) and Nikola (NKLA) were up Tuesday while Chinese electric car stocks gave up gains lower as the Trump administration finally started the transition process.

lectric car stocks got an early boost after General Motors (GM) said Monday it would suspend litigation backed by the Trump administration against California.

The state had pushed to be allowed to set its own emission regulations, and the Biden administration is expected to drop the suit.

GM has its own plans to build electric and autonomous cars and announced last week that it was would boost spending to $27 billion on the effort over the next five years.

Tesla Stock

Shares climbed 6.4% to close at 555.38 on the stock market today. Tesla stock is now extended just beyond buy range after breaking out of a cup base with a 527.71 entry point. It is also extended from a handle buy point of 466. Tesla is an IBD Leaderboard stock. and is the top-ranked stock in IBD’s Auto Manufacturers Group.

CEO Elon Musk also announced at a European battery conference Monday that the company would release its newest beta version of its full self-driving technology within a “few days.”

And he hinted again that the electric car company could produce a hatchback out of its German operations. He had first mentioned the possible new car over the summer.

Nikola Stock

Shares surged 17%. Nikola stock has been on the rise following third-quarter results earlier this month and is now above its key 50-day and 200-day lines.

But the EV truck company is facing scrutiny over fraud allegations. While GM announced its new investment in electric cars last week, it didn’t mention Nikola. Both companies are in talks over a manufacturing partnership on the Badger electric pickup.

Chinese Electric Car Stocks

While U.S. electric car stocks rose, Chinese EVs were a mixed bag after surging in premarket trading Tuesday.

Nio (NIO) fell 3.4% to 53.50. Nio stock cleared a 25.98 second-stage, flat-base buy point Oct. 9, according to MarketSmith chart analysis. Shares are still extended beyond buy range. The stock has a top Composite Rating of 99.

Li Auto (LI) edged up 0.7%, while Xpeng Motors (XPEV) lost 2.1%.

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