Chinese electric car startup WM Motor, with revenue growth of 170% in 2021, has filed for an IPO

Chinese electric car startup WM Motor, with revenue growth of 170% in 2021, has filed for an IPO
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Chinese electric car start-up WM Motor, also known as Weltmeister, has filed documents to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, although it didn't disclose pricing information.

  • WM Motor claims to have sold 83,495 electric cars as of December 2021, since its first model launched back in September 2018.
  • The electric car company also disclosed its annual losses doubled over the last three years to 8.2 billion yuan ($1.2 billion).
  • Its revenue more than doubled during this period, rising by about 170% to 4.7 billion yuan in 2021.
  • But while China’s electric car market is the largest globally and a fast-growing one, automakers such as BYD and Tesla still dominate sales.
  • Chinese start-ups such as Nio and Xpeng, both listed in the U.S. and Hong Kong have a small portion of the market.