Sep 08, 2020 (IAM Newswire via COMTEX) -- Valued at $390 billion, Tesla Inc /zigman2/quotes/203558040/composite TSLA +3.18% is worth more than all of Germany's carmakers combined. It's been 12 years since Elon Musk released his first full-electric sports car, Tesla expanded its footprint into battery production, deployed dedicated charging infrastructure worldwide and developed solar products that enable consumers generate and store energy. But, besides traditional automakers such as General Motors /zigman2/quotes/205226835/composite GM -2.14% and Volkswagen /zigman2/quotes/204431732/composite VWAGY -1.53% who are undergoing deep transformation so they can participate in the EV race, many companies are making great progress at accessories that can greatly ease this transition.
Amazon /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN +2.10% recently announced that it will not be sitting down while Rivian delivers its massive order. Amazon will additionally electrify fleet with 1,800 new all-electric delivery vehicles from Daimler AG's /zigman2/quotes/203566154/composite DDAIF -0.86% Mercedes-Benz.
The story went on as Envision Solar International, Inc., , the leading producer of unique and sustainable accessories that build the EV infrastructure, announced that a Federally Funded Research and Development Center has ordered four EV ARC
Two French multinational giants, oil major Total SE /zigman2/quotes/201824152/composite TOT -1.21% and automotive manufacturer Groupe PSA, have just announced the creation of Automotive Cells Company. It is a joint venture worth billion as the two giants will invest billions into battery manufacturing for EVs. With the support of French, German and European authorities, they will deploy their best expertise and technologies to create a competitive European battery industry. This game changing move is expected to result in one million batteries annually, or around 10% to 15% of the European market. It needs to be accompanied by EUR5 billion in investments. The two gigafactories are planed to be build Douvrin, France and in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Worksport /zigman2/quotes/200413469/composite WKSP +34.94% announced this morning an overwhelming interest from its TerraVis  tonneau cover solar panel launch and that it has resumed shipping from its overseas factory. Last week, Worksport announced it is in the final stage of closing a US$70 million-worth agreement to supply its ground -breaking Worksport TerraVis
Although Tesla's stock is up nearly 800% in the last year alone, there many new potential disruptors. Worksport's breakthrough technology will be able to enhance any truck: electric in terms of driving range but even traditional ones by giving drivers a tonneau cover that can both generate and store energy remotely. Moreover, if an all electric future has a shot of becoming our reality, these vehicles need to become more accessible price-wise, battery technology plays a big role in that. The same goes for the charging infrastructure. Therefore, companies that work on building these ecosystems are, in a way, even more important than the beyond-successful EV pioneer and current industry leader.
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