19. July 2021 | 09:49 CET
NIO, EuroSports Global, Porsche: You have never thought of e-mobility like this before
Tomorrow's mobility is electric. The promises of electromobility are great. Clean vehicles, gliding along the roads with almost no noise and possibly even driving autonomously. But there is also another side to electromobility. Companies such as Porsche and EuroSports Global want to electrify driving pleasure. Tesla's chic Roadster shows that there is a market for this.
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ISIN: NIO INC.A S.ADR DL-_00025 | US62914V1061 , EuroSports Global | SG2G55000001 , PORSCHE AUTOM.HLDG VZO | DE000PAH0038
NIO: Headwind looms here
Alongside Tesla, NIO is also considered a promising company in the field of electromobility. Although NIO has caused a sensation with sedans, the Company is still far from attacking the established carmakers. Yet the technical data speaks for itself: The NIO ET7 puts a whopping 653 hp on the road with its all-wheel drive. Best of all, the vehicle can achieve a range of up to 1,000 kilometers. These success stories caused share price fireworks at the end of 2020 and in the first months of 2021. The share climbed to over EUR 50 in Germany.
After a slump below EUR 30, the value has recovered somewhat but lacks the final momentum. It, therefore, seems unlikely in the short term that the share will again set its sights on its previous high. One reason for this is that many established carmakers, such as Volkswagen, Daimler and Porsche, are now converting their production to electric models. Since these brands are still very popular, this is slowing down the fantasy of newcomer brands, such as NIO.
EuroSports Global: E-motorcycles as a gigantic growth market
One company that is still relatively unknown is EuroSports Global. The Company stands for the up-and-coming two-wheeler brand Scorpio Electric and has set itself to combine sustainability and riding fun with chic yet sporty motorcycles. EuroSports Global's goals are clear: it wants to win over discerning customers through innovative technology, exclusive design and performance. A look at the markets for classic motorcycles with combustion engines and comparable electric motorcycles shows that the opportunity for new market shares is excellent. The e-motorcycle market in the US only accounts for around 10% of combustion engines, and the share in Europe is only about 5%. However, the market in China shows where the journey can go: there, electric motorcycles have almost caught up with combustion engines. In all other regions of the world, the potential is still great.
The EuroSports Global share is originally listed in Singapore but is also tradable in Germany. The value increased in 2021 and is now trading around 20% below its all-time high from 2014. The share can develop potential if the popularity of e-motorcycles also grows in Europe and North America in the same way as in China. With its Scorpio X model, EuroSports Global already offers an affordable motorcycle that, at USD 8,000, provides a range of 200 km at a top speed of 105 km/h. A so-called burst mode even brings it to 120 km/h - with acceleration typical of e-motorcycles.
Porsche: Driving pleasure boosts the share price
Porsche has long been aware that driving pleasure boosts sales and has been offering its roadsters as electric or hybrid models for some time now. The Company benefits from its strong brand, which loses little of its luster even with electric vehicles - Porsche remains Porsche, after all. The share has recently stabilized at a high level and is hovering between EUR 90 and 100. The triple-digit level is close, but it is not clear when the share will take off. Currently, the chip shortage is still burdening car manufacturers and slowing down production. The share is interesting but currently, not a must.
While Porsche has already anticipated some e-car fantasy and NIO is on everyone's lips, the EuroSports Global share is hardly known to any investor so far. Yet the market for electric motorcycles has excellent potential - after all, e-drives per se stand for driving pleasure. EuroSports Global is a case for the watch list. Anyone who thinks ahead when it comes to electromobility will quickly end up with the innovative manufacturer of electric motorcycles.