Going beyond Tesla: ETF bets solely on electric vehicle makers

A brand new exchange-traded fund is zeroing in on electrical car producers.

Defiance ETFs runs the Solactive Pure U.S. Electric Vehicle ETF — which is also called the Pure EV Index fund. It’s designed to offer traders a strategy to make a concentrated guess on the area.

“We realized that investors are buying a lot of ETFs for electric vehicle exposure. But if you break down what is in those ETFs because of the diversification role, they hold stocks like Apple, Microsoft, [and] Nvidia,” Defiance ETFs’ Sylvia Jablonski informed CNBC’s “ETF Edge” on Monday. “So instead of just buying Tesla, you want a little more exposure to the space.”

Tesla is the highest holding for a lot of electrical automobiles ETFs after gaining greater than 98% thus far this yr.

Other EV ETFs together with Global X autonomous & electrical automobiles ETF and KraneShares Electric Vehicles & Future Mobility ETF have holdings in corporations that produce EV elements or are tech-related.

However, the Pure EV Index fund consists of solely the 5 largest market-cap EV makers: Tesla, Nio, Rivian, Li Auto and Xpeng.

The corporations within the fund should additionally “derive at least 50% of their annual revenue or operating activity from the development or manufacturing of electric vehicles” and have “high trading volume and liquidity,” in keeping with the Defiance ETFs web site.

The ETF additionally exposes traders to “the world’s largest economies” with three Chinese and two U.S. auto producers, the agency’s CEO and chief funding officer mentioned.

Jablonski thinks current coverage proposals just like the federal infrastructure invoice and EV tax credit will assist develop the trade much more.

The Pure EV Index fund’s whole web belongings are presently $5.1 million. As of Friday’s shut, the ETF is up extra 18% since its June 12 launch.