Hyzon Motors was able to close the first quarter with a low stated loss of minus 0.03 USD per share. At the end of the quarter, cash and cash equivalents amounted to about 407 million USD. This should be evaluated in relation to the stock market valuation of about 1 billion USD. The build-up of capacity is proceeding according to plan. So 10 to 15 trucks for testing will be delivered to customers by the end of the year. A total of around 300 to 400 commercial vehicles are to be delivered in 2022. It is said that a variety of customers is involved, among them in China.
Nikola Motors needs to be understood/categorized as a start-up in the process of implementing its business plan. The construction of its factory in Coolidge, Arizona is underway, and the first battery–electric trucks (BEV trucks) are already with customers. This year should see 300 to 500 of these, along with sufficient capacity for 2,400, which should reach 20,000 by 2023. In Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, the number of units produced by partner Iveco is to increase from 2,000 to 10,000.
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.
Every day, more and more encouraging stories are popping up on news tickers, saying that companies, cities, towns and entire unions of countries, such as the EU, want to step on the gas in terms of climate action, with hydrogen definitely playing a crucial role in their efforts. While people are still sparring over what production method we should focus on, I am sure green hydrogen will win out in the end. Though we may need some of that blue gas to get to green.