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How To Play The $2.6 Trillion Clean Energy Investment Boom

FN Media Group Presents Market Commentary


London – April 19, 2021 – The money is starting to pour into clean energy from all corners as the energy transition emerges as a wildly lucrative opportunity rather than simply a threat to the oil and gas industry.   Mentioned in today’s commentary includes:  Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), Li Auto Inc. (NASDAQ: LI), XPeng Inc. (NYSE: XPEV).


For the first time in 2020, energy transition investment topped half a trillion … and that’s just the starting point. BloombergNEF says clean energy investment is set to hit $2.6 trillion this decade. Over $14 trillion in assets of institutions, foundations, and endowments are ready to back an energy transition. Forbes calls it a “paradigm shift” …


Now, there’s a new climate czar in town, John Kerry, appointed by Biden, and he’s calling on the U.S. to accelerate the development of hydrogen, carbon capture, and other tech innovation that can reduce emissions.


The government is ready to throw tons of money at this … and the US Department of Energy is now ready to deploy the $40 billion sitting in its loan program for the energy transition.  The entire world is about to move towards running on batteries … and absolutely anything with a tie-in to this is a potential pathway to capitalizing on the momentum of this multi-trillion-dollar energy change.


That means rival EV stocks like Fisker …Or highly speculative but thoroughly exciting QuantumScape, a solid-state battery offering that could disrupt everything …


And Facedrive (FD; FDVRF), the Canadian “Silicon Valley” darling with a dizzying number of tech-driven verticals from electric ride-sharing and food delivery to an innovative EV subscription service that has picked the perfect time to get more people into EVs …And hopes to completely change the way North America thinks about car ownership.


The EV Playing Field Is Bursting With Upside


This isn’t just about Tesla now, even if Musk is voted most likely to become the world’s first trillionaire. EV stocks could climb up to 50% this year, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives tells CNBC, citing a “green tidal wave globally”.


Ives expects the EV industry to grow to a $5-trillion market over the next decade, and there’s plenty of room for players other than Tesla. EV rival stocks like long-battered General Motors (GM), which is working hard to make EVs have that “all-American” feel.


Lucid Motors is planning to challenge Tesla, taking its first step by going public through a reverse merger with Churchill Capital Corp IV and it plans to start manufacturing this year.


Fisker (FSR) looks highly promising, as a bet on an EV maker that takes things one step further with recyclable materials and is headed up by Henry Fisker, a legend in automotive design. It’s also working towards a “platform-sharing” business model for premium EVs at less-than-premium prices.


Facedrive (FD; FDVRF) is an EV related stock, and its recent acquisition of Washington, D.C.-based Steer is where things get really interesting …Facedrive’s flagship carbon-offset ride-sharing and food delivery were early pioneers who saw where the EV megatrend was going … and they saw the multitude of lifestyle changes that would come along with it. That means an impressive collection of revenue verticals.


When Facedrive added Steer to their portfolio in September 2020, they upped the ante for transportation options available to consumers. This isn’t Hertz. This is where Hertz meets Tesla.


Steer offers users an EV showroom (virtual, of course), sporting on-demand EV delivery for consumers, offering a flexible alternative to car ownership. It makes driving an EV so much easier … and more luxurious. Users can drive the hottest EVs on the market, with no extra insurance, no maintenance and no hassle–on demand, in your driveway for as long as you want.


The Megatrend Is About To Get Another Mega Boost


The California city of Petaluma just voted to outlaw new gas stations. In fact, the entire state of California has banned the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.


It’s not just California, either. New Jersey is following suit, and New York City is banning new gas hookups by 2030, and the state of Washington is pushing a bill to ban new gas car sales by that same year. Even Michigan is eyeing carbon neutrality by 2050.  It’s going to prove impossible to reverse this momentum. It’s got a world-wide effort at energy transition drive behind it, boosted by the Biden Administration.


In the meantime, the costs of clean energy are becoming dramatically cheaper than before. EVs will soon be as cheap as conventional cars, possibly by 2024 or earlier, and energy storage prices are heading south on a fast train as well. And all eyes will be on the innovators coming out of every corner of this megatrend … especially those that recognize the nexus between the twin threats of pandemic and climate change.


That’s where Facedrive really surprises with the depth of its tech-driven ecosystem: It’s also been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic from Day One. The tech element of the pandemic is critical. It’s not as simple as inventing a vaccine, that might not work against new variants.


Facedrive (FD; FDVRF) was an early innovator of COVID contact tracing technology in Canada, and that’s won it several big deals, but the biggest boost came on February 18th, when the government of Ontario injected $2.5 million into Facedrive to accelerate deployment of the tech company’s wearable contact-tracing technology


TraceSCAN alerts users within a workplace who have been in close contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. That means that workers in Ontario can return to the workplace for economic recovery more quickly. Under this government project alone, Facedrive plans to manufacture some 150,000 devices and create 68 new skilled jobs for Ontario. For a company like Facedrive, which continues to surprise investors with the diversity of its verticals that all tie into our changing lifestyle, the coming weeks and months are likely to be packed with news.


EV Companies Are Soaring


Compared to Tesla or the legacy automakers listed above, Fisker (FSR) is a relative newcomer to the booming electric vehicle scene, having only IPO’d in October. While it hasn’t seen quite the attention other electric vehicle stocks have seen in recent weeks, it is an important company to watch. It’s unique in the industry because it boasts the most sustainable vehicle on the road: It’s not just electric… it’s also is made with some recycled materials. That’s a huge plus considering how much investors are focusing on sustainability these days.


Though Fisker has underperformed on the market compared to NIO, Tesla, Xpeng or Li, it’s still trading on massive volume and in February alone, the company nearly doubled its share price thanks to its dealmaking abilities.


It’s becoming increasingly clear that Fisker is going places. The four-year old California based EV provider is already turning heads thanks to its innovative battery tech, and it’s already securing some major deals. In fact, just last month, Fisker signed a deal with Viggo, a European ride-hailing service to add hundreds of vehicles to its fleet.


General Motors (GM) is one of the legacy automakers benefiting from a shift from gas-powered to EV technology. With the news of GM’s new business unit, BrightDrop, they plan to sell electric vans and services to commercial delivery companies, disrupting the market for delivery logistics.


That’s not all its working on, either. In October, auto industry legend, GM announced that it’s majority-owned subsidiary, Cruise, has just received approval from the California DMV to test its autonomous vehicles without a driver. And while they’re not the first to receive such an approval, it’s still huge news for GM.


Cruise CEO Dan Ammann wrote in a Medium post, “Before the end of the year, we’ll be sending cars out onto the streets of SF — without gasoline and without anyone at the wheel. Because safely removing the driver is the true benchmark of a self-driving car, and because burning fossil fuels is no way to build the future of transportation.”


Ford (F) is another Detroit automaker making the jump to EVs – and seeing shares jump in the process. They recently announced they’ll be boosting their spending on EVs to $27 billion through mid-decade. That big investment includes plans of their own to develop an electric cargo van and a plug-in version of their bestseller F-150 pickup truck.


Ford isn’t going to be left out of the autonomous vehicle boom, either. The company, for its part, has recently revealed plans to launch its self-driving business in 2022. The new vehicles, in partnership with Argo AI, a Philadelphia-based autonomous vehicle startup, will include major upgrades from advanced Lidar technology and high resolution cameras. Ford plans to test these vehicles in Austin, Texas; Detroit; Miami; Palo Alto, California; Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. as early as this month


XPeng Motors (XPEV) may be fresh on the scene in the Chinese electric vehicle boom, but is looking to follow in its American cousin’s footsteps. Though it only recently went public in the U.S., it’s already taken the market by storm. Riding on the coattails of the success of Tesla and NIO, it has carved out its own demand, especially among the younger generation of traders looking for the next big company to blow. Since its NYSE debut in August, the ambitious electric vehicle company has risen significantly thanks to its promising financials and growing demand for its stylish vehicles.


And retail investors aren’t the only ones showing interest in this EV newcomer. Xpeng has also garnered a ton of interest from Big Money. Earlier in 2020 the company raised over half a billion dollars from giants like Aspex, Coatue, Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital China. Recently, Xpeng has even secured another $400 million from heavy hitters such as Alibaba, Qatar Investment Authority and Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala.


Li Auto (LI) is another ambitious company looking to make a dent in the Chinese electric vehicle space. And while it may not be a veteran in the market like Tesla or even NIO, it’s quickly making waves on Wall Street. Backed by Chinese giants Meituan and Bytedance, Li has taken a different approach to the electric vehicle market. Instead of opting for pure-electric cars, it is giving consumers a choice with its stylish crossover hybrid SUV. This popular vehicle can be powered with gasoline or electricity, taking the edge off drivers who may not have a charging station or a gas station nearby.


Though it just hit the NASDAQ in July of last year, the company has already seen its stock price more than double. Especially in the past month during the massive EV runup that netted investors triple digit returns. It’s already worth more than $30 billion but it’s just getting started. And as the EV boom accelerates into high-gear, the sky is the limit for Li and its competitors.
By. Rex Everett




Forward-Looking Statements


This publication contains forward-looking information which is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  Forward looking statements in this publication include that the demand for ride sharing services will grow; that Steer can help change car ownership in favor of subscription services; that new tech deals will be signed by Facedrive and deals signed already will increase company revenues; that Facedrive will achieve its plans for manufacturing and selling Tracescan devices; that Facedrive will be able to expand to the US and globally; that Facedrive will be able to fund its capital requirements in the near term and long term; 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 from those projected in the forward-looking information.  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; changing governmental laws and policies; the company’s ability to obtain and retain necessary licensing in each geographical area in which it operates; the success of the company’s expansion activities and whether markets justify additional expansion; the ability of the company to attract drivers who have electric vehicles and hybrid cars; and that the products co-branded by Facedrive may not be as merchantable as expected. 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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