The SuperCharger announcement is due in about a week, so let the betting begin!
1. Charge Time - currently 30 minutes for 50% recharge. What will the new rate be? 20 min, 15, 10?
2. Charge Level - currently slows down after reaching 50% of full charge. What will be the new cutoff level? 60%, 70, 80?
3. Location Spacing - currently 150 mile target distance between SC stations. New target? 120 miles, 100, 80?
The SC network is a unique competitive advantage of Tesla. I expect they will leverage it more and more to propel adoption. It's absolutely unparalleled in the gasoline world.
How quickly and extensively they enhance the network will have a dramatic effect on their growth rate. Improvements on the three metrics above are high value gains.
This is a rare, historic moment where one company, under a single CEO, can play both the roles that Ford and Standard Oil did a century ago. Except this time around, it will get built right, by someone with a vision for a long term solution that can sustain us indefinitely.
The poster with the best combined score gets bragging rights, (and a pinch of immortality) in the forum archives of one of this century's most important enterprises.
Transportation gets reinvented. Is this awesome, or what?