Things are happening on the analyst and investor front: BlackRock has raised its position in Hyzon Motors. Over 100 institutional investors are already involved. The largest of these is the Saudi Arabian state fund PIF, which holds over 8 million shares. Billionaire Izzy Englander named Hyzon as one of his top three picks and acquired 1.36 million shares.
Former CEO, company founder and major shareholder (with an estimated 20 per cent of the company still owned) Trevor Milton has been charged with making “misleading, false statements directly to the investing public” via social media and television, print and podcast interviews, according to an SEC investigation. A court has frozen assets worth US$ 100 million belonging to Trevor Milton. However, the company has nothing to do with it. Construction work at the Coolidge plant is progressing according to plan. In parallel, there were various cooperation agreements with distributors as well as service points for repairs – now already 116. In addition, Nikola is expanding the sector of consumables – electricity supply contracts for battery-electric trucks as well as for the in-house production of hydrogen. The H2 infrastructure is being built in parallel.
Long anticipated, Nikola Motors [Nasdaq: NKLA] finally goes public. In order to get a foot in the door early, the truck maker used a reverse merger. Investors acquired a public shell company, a special type of investment vehicle.
The surprising takeover of the Canadian competitor Hydrogenics will also have a positive impact on Ballard Power’s stock market valuation: Both companies have been frontrunners in FC development for many years. Their activities overlap in rail vehicles and trucks. They are both absolutely tops: Hydrogenics with Alstom and Ballard with CRRC and Siemens. Ballard also has many other activities in the major markets of the future, such as the use of fuel cells in drones.