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Is Olectra Greentech Ltd (NSE:OLECTRA) the Largest EV Bus Manufacturer in India?

Is Olectra Greentech Ltd (NSE:OLECTRA) the Largest EV Bus Manufacturer in India?

We recently compiled a list of the 15 Biggest EV Stocks in the World in 2024 and in this article, we discuss whether Olectra Greentech Ltd (NSE:OLECTRA) holds the title of the largest EV Bus company in India.

According to the Global EV Outlook 2024 by the International Energy Agency, electric car sales surged in 2023, reaching nearly 14 million globally. This represents a 35% jump from 2022 and brings the total number of electric cars on the road to 40 million. Weekly registrations in 2023 surpassed the entire annual total from just ten years ago. Electric cars now account for 18% of all car sales globally, a significant climb from 2% in 2018. This rapid growth indicates a maturing electric car market with strong momentum. Interestingly, battery electric cars make up the majority (70%) of electric vehicles on the road today.

Approximately 95% of these sales were concentrated in China, Europe, and the United States, which dominate new electric car registrations. In these regions, electric cars represent a significant share of their local markets, with over 30% in China and over 20% in Europe. As these three key markets account for two-thirds of total car sales globally, their swift adoption of electric vehicles has a significant influence on worldwide trends.

As a result, many of the major EV manufacturers are based in these countries. However, emerging players are also making their mark in other regions. For instance, a subsidiary of Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup made its debut on NASDAQ in August 2023. The company was valued at approximately $23 billion through a SPAC deal. The company has already entered the North American market, importing about 2,100 EVs from Vietnam to the US and 800 to Canada.

In addition to US, China, and Europe, emerging markets like Southeast Asia and Brazil are also seeing rising EV sales, supported by various incentives and investments. In terms of the future outlook for electric vehicles, the long-term goals of top automakers in the world are quite ambitious. If achieved, they could put over 20 million electric cars on the road by 2030. This will lead to electric vehicles making up between 42% and 58% of car sales by 2030, exceeding even the most optimistic forecasts. The electric vehicle market size is predicted to reach over $950 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.7% between 2023 and 2030.

Key drivers for growth in the Global EV market include decreasing EV battery prices and supportive government policies. The fastest-growing market segments are fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and mid-priced EVs. Additionally, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to lead market growth. However, challenges such as high initial investments for charging infrastructure could impede growth.

Is Olectra Greentech Ltd (NSE:OLECTRA) the Largest EV Bus Manufacturer in India?

Is Olectra Greentech Ltd (NSE:OLECTRA) the Largest EV Bus Manufacturer in India?

A modern electric vehicle charging at an electric car station.

Our Methodology

To compile our list of the 15 biggest EV stocks in the world in 2024, we shortlisted companies on the basis of their market capitalization. We have only included companies that are pure play in the EV sector or have substantial exposure to the sector. The biggest EV stocks in the world in 2024 have been ranked in ascending order of their market capitalization figures in USD. We also scanned our database of 919 hedge funds (as of Q1 2024) to share the number of hedge fund investors, where applicable.

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Does Olectra Greentech Ltd (NSE:OLECTRA) Hold the Title of the Largest EV Stock in 2024?

Olectra Greentech Ltd (NSE:OLECTRA)

Market Capitalization: $1.71 Billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: N/A

Olectra Greentech Ltd (NSE:OLECTRA) is India’s largest pure electric bus manufacturer. The company has its manufacturing facilities in Hyderabad, India.

Olectra Greentech Ltd (NSE:OLECTRA) is said to be expanding its product line in the e-mobility segment for electric trucks and electric tippers. The company recently secured a massive ₹10,000 crore electric bus contract from the Maharashtra government, adding to its growing order book.

Despite the company facing supply chain challenges, Olectra Greentech Ltd’s (NSE:OLECTRA) Q4 FY ’24 results showed a 6% revenue increase to INR 1,154.1 crores, with EBITDA growing by 20% to INR 185.5 crores. Meanwhile, profit after tax (PAT) was up by 18% YoY to INR 78.7 crores.

Reflecting this growth, Olectra Greentech Ltd’s (NSE:OLECTRA) stock price has surged over 33% YTD and over 158% in the past year. Analysts predict a bullish trend to continue, with an upside potential of 12% in the next month.

Overall, Olectra Greentech Ltd (NSE:OLECTRA) ranks 13th among the 15 biggest EV stocks in the world in 2024. You can visit the 15 Biggest EV Stocks in the World in 2024 to see the other electric vehicle companies that are on the hedge fund radar.

While we acknowledge the potential of electric vehicle companies, our conviction lies in the belief that AI stocks hold greater promise for delivering higher returns and doing so within a shorter timeframe. If you are looking for an AI stock that is more promising than NVIDIA but that trades at less than 5 times its earnings, check out our report about the cheapest AI stock.

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