What occurred
With electric automobile (EV) stocks getting hammered on Friday, Lcid Stock (LCID -4.15%) couldn’t escape the marketplace’s rage either– shares of the EV start-up were trading down 5.8% since 1:30 p.m. ET.

Lucid announced some growth strategies, however the market was paying greater attention to an opponent’s just-released profits report and a few of things it said.

So what
Earlier in March, Lucid announced it’ll create only 12,000 to 14,000 vehicles in 2022 versus its previous projection of 20,000 units, offered the supply chain as well as logistics obstacles. Today, at the very least 2 car manufacturers validated that the supply issues aren’t going away anytime soon.

A stressed person in a mask examining a falling stock rate graph on a computer screen.

China-based Nio, which is additionally targeting the luxury EV market like Lucid, just announced weak advice for shipments in the first quarter because of provide chain difficulties as well as various other headwinds. Nio likewise really did not eliminate the possibility of cost rises in the future if prices remain to increase. This mirrors Lucid’s view– barely days back, Lucid pointed out inflationary pressure and also stated it’s looking into enhancing rates of its EVs in the near future, according to Reuters.

On the other hand, legacy automaker General Motors is closing down a factory in Indiana for 2 weeks due to the fact that it’s running out of semiconductor chips.

These updates appear to have made capitalists in Lucid concerned about whether the business will even be able to produce up to 14,000 automobiles offered the ongoing crunch in the supply of basic material that can intensify if the Russia-Ukraine dispute escalates.

Now what
For now, Lucid is focused on growth. Complying with Tesla’s playbook, Lucid is targeting straight sales to finish customers with studios in prime retail locations and will certainly open its second showroom in Canada in March. The workshop is located in Canada’s premier shopping mall, Yorkdale, in Toronto.

Significantly, Lucid verified it will begin deliveries in Canada this spring, its very first market outside the U.S. Lucid has also created an engaging deal to entice customers in Canada– those that reserve a Lucid Air by June 30 will get 2 years of free billing throughout Electrify Canada’s public EV charging network thanks to Lucid’s tie-up with the firm. Electrify Canada presently has 30 terminals with 120 battery chargers and also is targeting more than 100 stations by 2026.

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On the other side, while Lucid is still attempting to develop a client base in The United States and Canada, measures up to Tesla and also Nio are currently expanding rapidly into Europe. With Tesla also opening a Gigafactory in Berlin this week, Lucid will have to work harder to expand while keeping a check on costs. Investors aren’t sure if that’s possible today, and their concerns are reflected in Lucid stock’s fall today.