Li Auto’s Awful Deliveries Send Tesla Stock Lower

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Citigroup analyst Jeff Chung believes August and September sales are important for Chinese EV stocks.

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Demand for electric vehicles in China is wavering. That could make


investors nervous on Thursday.

Deliveries for Chinese EV maker

Li Auto

(ticker: LI) declined 52% in August from a year earlier.


(XPEV) report was much better, but deliveries still dropped 17% from July. Monthly numbers from NIO (


) look strongest of the three. The company managed to grow deliveries in August from the prior month.

Li said deliveries last month were 4,571 vs. 9,433 a year earlier.


delivered 9,578 cars in August, compared with 11,524 in July and 7,214 vehicles in August 2021. NIO delivered 10,677 vehicles in August, up from 10,052 in July and 7,102 in August 2021.

Combined, the three auto makers delivered 24,826 vehicles in August. That’s the second consecutive monthly decline and the worst number since April 2022 when Covid lockdowns impacted results.

American depositary shares of

Li Auto

fell 2% in premarket trading Thursday. XPeng declined 2.2% and NIO stock was off 2.6%.

S&P 500

Dow Jones Industrial Average
futures fell 0.8% and 0.6%, respectively.


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