Why Is Vicinity Motor (VEV) Stock Up 8% Today?

  • Vicinity Motor (VEV) stock is climbing on order news.
  • This covers more than $100 million worth of its electric vehicles (EVs).
  • The new order comes from Pioneer Auto Group.
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Vicinity Motor (NASDAQ:VEV) stock is taking off on Monday after the electric vehicle (EV) company announced a massive new order.

Pioneer Auto Group is behind this order, with a request for more than $100 million worth of the company’s VMC 1200 Class 3 Electric Trucks. It’s worth noting that Pioneer is the “exclusive dealer” for Vicinity in British Columbia, Canada.

Vicinity Motor notes that this purchase order covers a minimum of 1,000 of its EVs. The company has until the end of 2023 to complete the order and intends to start deliveries this month. Vicinity is also benefiting from its VMC supply-chain not facing restrictions right now.

Increasing Demand Explains the New Order

Pioneer Auto Group’s Ray Van Empel went into detail about the new deal in a statement:

“We continue to see intense customer demand for class 3 commercial EVs, a segment that was largely unfilled prior to the arrival of the VMC 1200. This purchase order is a clear sign of our confidence not only in our sales capabilities at Pioneer Auto Group, but in the superiority of Vicinity’s product.”

News of the order has VEV stock seeing heavy trading on Monday. As of this writing, more than 13 million shares of the stock have changed hands. That’s quite the jump from the daily average trading volume of about 455,000 shares.

VEV stock is up 7.9% as of Monday morning and saw larger gains in early morning trading.

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