I see no point in comparing TSLA and KNDI. They are not true competitors. TSLA sells a very different product, in a different market, and has gotten past the planning stages to genuine execution of their strategy. KNDI is in their EV infancy, thus the value. TSLA very overpriced (the stock, not the car).
Henley - I was comparing the short ratio volume and not the companies. You are correct that companies are apples and oranges, but the shorts were driving TSLA for a long while (as they now are with KNDI) and if you look at the charts there are similarities in the direction of the short ratios and PPS rise on the TSLA side.