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Tesla to Ford Shine in EV Race as SPAC Bubble Bursts

  • Ford shares far outpace Tesla in past year on EV mania
  • Morgan Stanley says there’s not enough room for all players
Tesla store in Barcelona.

Tesla store in Barcelona.

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The great sorting of electric-vehicle companies is under way in the stock market.

Investors have embraced Tesla Inc. and its meteoric rise as the biggest carmaker by market value, while Ford Motor Co. has more than doubled in the past year on its EV plans. On the other hand, new entrants with little in the way of earnings, or even sales -- think Rivian Automotive Inc., Nikola Corp. and Lordstown Motors Corp. -- look to be a bubble in the process of bursting.