Is there any other EV car maker out there that has a "waiting list" of potential buyers that have actually put down deposits? Tesla is not your grandfather's car company. Tesla's plan is truly "out of the box" and can not be judged by the standards of the past. Time will tell just how successful they will be, but they are making progress and I would not count them out. Amazing what they have actually accomplished in such a relatively short period of time....Elon Musk does not rest on the past......he just keeps looking forward.