Securities & Investment Fraud

QuantumScape Corporation Securities Class Litigation

Introduction

Securities class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors in QuantumScape Corporation f/k/a Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. (“QuantumScape” or the “Company”) (NYSE: QS; QS.WS).  If you purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of QuantumScape between November 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”), you may move the court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than March 8, 2021.

You may retain Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, or other attorneys, as your counsel in the action.  Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ law firms, Lieff Cabraser is committed to safeguarding the rights of investors and upholding the integrity of the market.  We have significant experience and a successful track record of representing institutional and individual investors in securities and financial fraud litigation.

QuantumScape investors who wish to learn more about the litigation and how to seek appointment as lead plaintiff should use the form below or contact Sharon M. Lee of Lieff Cabraser toll-free at 1-800-541-7358.

Background on the QuantumScape Securities Class Litigation

QuantumScape, incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in San Jose, California, develops battery technology for electric vehicles and other applications.

The actions allege that, throughout the Class Period, defendants misrepresented and/or failed to disclose: (1) that QuantumScape’s battery technology was not sufficient for electric vehicle performance; (2) the Company’s battery technology likely provided no meaningful improvement over existing battery technology; and (3) the successful commercializationof the QuantumScape’s battery technology was subject to undisclosed and significant risks and uncertainties.

On January 4, 2021, Seeking Alpha published an article describing multiple risks with QuantumScape’s solid-state battery development and design that render the batteries “completely unacceptable for real world field electric vehicles.” According to the article, QuantumScape’s batteries “will only last for 260 cycles or about 75,000 miles of aggressive driving” and since solid-state batteries are sensitive to temperature, “the power and cycle tests at 30 and 45 degrees above would have been significantly worse if run even a few degrees lower.”  On this news, the price of QuantumScape’s Class A common stock fell $34.49 per share, or 40.84%, from its closing price of $84.45 on December 31, 2020, to close at $49.96 per share on January 4, 2021, on heavy trading volume.

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