Kandi: An electric car vending machine from China
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Kandi is a Chinese company that is developing a rent-rather-than-own car model along the lines of Zipcar. It has a very small market cap of about $420m, which has risen sharply in just the past month as its story has become more widely known and is fluctuating wildly as it has become a speculator's dream in recent days. With revenue of about $70m, 37m shares, cash of about $12m and $62m of debt, it is a very high risk, high reward company. However, to be clear: I am not recommending buying this company right now, I am currently more interested in its visionary business model, although it may turn out to be a great buy and hold over a long period of time.

A couple of background links:

Kandi Technologies' Visionary Urban Transport Model

Kandi Crush: An Electric-Car Vending Machine From China Could Upend The Auto Industry

Kandi Shareholder Call Indicates Strong Q4 And Promising 2014

Kandi Sees Electric Vehicle Deliveries Accelerating
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85Kandi Technologies Group Announces the Initial Delivery of Its Pure Electric VehSam-November 17
84Stock closed today at 14.86, down over 13%. Not a good day in KandiLand.... KSam-November 10
83Kandi reports. It briefly jumped over 18 before quickly sliding back this morninSam-November 10
82more on BAIC EVs-- Beijing Electric Vehicle Co sold over a thousand units in HSam-November 6
81Some competition for Kandi-- Foxconn, BAIC Motor to launch electric car rental Sam-November 6
80Car-Rental Firms See Open Road in China Government Restrictions on Car OwnershiGlenn Petersen1November 4
79<i> "There are still great companies coming out of China," saidSam-October 31
78Of course, they are a Chinese company, so you never know for sure what you are gGlenn Petersen-October 31
77I have had Kandi on my watch list since you started the thread. I keep meaning tGlenn Petersen-October 31
76Could be. It doesn't seem like there are that many barriers to entry though.Sam-October 31
75I agree. I should have added the comment that Zoomcar (if properly financed) wilGlenn Petersen-October 31
74I am guessing that that is not the market that Zoomcar is targeting.Sam-October 31
73An interesting statistic on the Indian car rental market (assuming this is accurGlenn Petersen-October 31
72This article is about a very low cost urban daily car rental startup in India thSam-October 31
71Kandi Technologies Group Plans to Deliver 1,000 Kandi Brand Electric Vehicles toSam-October 30
70Kandi Technologies to Host an Investor and Analyst Event on November 12, 2014 Sam-October 30
69Kandi +5.5% on Nanjing EV ride-sharing efforts • 9:32 AM Eric Jhonsa, SA News Sam1October 3
68I agree on transparency. I have a decent position and took some profits. I wilJim P.-August 31
67They needed the cash. They need to build up their production capacity to take fuSam-August 31
66Market reaction to the private placement was actually somewhat positive. I havJim P.-August 31
65Kandi doing more financing, stock is down today--selling stock to "certain Sam-August 29
64KNDI is up 6.9% to $19.52, bouncing back from yesterday's 5.2% slump. DespiSam-August 27
63 UPDATE: Why Nomura Believes BYD Is Worth 64 HKSam-August 26
62China Said to Consider $16 Billion EV-Charging Fund By Bloomberg News Aug Sam-August 26
61Kandi Technologies higher on report of China EV charging investment • 8:11 AM SSam-August 26
60Kandi +5.8% after announcing Shanghai EV deliveries • 12:44 PM Kandi (NASDAQ: KSam-August 18
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