DaveinOlyWA wrote: scottf200 wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:No, Tesla Supercharger most definitely does not outnumber CHAdeMO compliant chargers in the world.
CHAdeMO is over 16,000.
What percentage are *just* in Japan tho?
prob about half. besides this is not what the convo is about. Its only concerning Tesla "falling down" on its projection for installs this year, correct?
No, every year since 2015 (or 2014 if you wish to be stricter), along with every other major production or deployment schedule they've announced, whether vehicle, SC or swapping station. If those who are comfortable with this are correct, and this behavior is simply irrelevant to Tesla's future ability to raise needed funds for operations and expansion, then NBD. OTOH, it would mean that Tesla would continue to be judged on factors other than those normally applying to a business, which would confirm Bob Lutz' description of them as a cult rather than a company. But cults often disappear overnight, with few making the transition to full-blown religions where faith always outweighs rational thought.
I'd much prefer Tesla to be a company, as I'm not a big fan of cults or fads. Admittedly,if this one fails it will most likely only result in the loss of a lot of money for those who believed in it, e.g. tulip mania or the dot-com bubble, rather than the sort of mass financial collapse of the mortgage crisis or the Depression. So, even if the company does go under, collateral damage to PEVs is likely to be limited, as I believe the momentum they've already generated, combined with government actions to ban ICEs, is likely unstoppable. But hopefully they'll survive and prosper.