Supercharging and Battery Swap

"Supercharging is and always will be free"

  • Back in 2013, Elon stated, "Supercharging is and always will be free." As we know now, this is not the case - ask any Model 3 owner.
  • In the same presentation, he toted a battery swap that was quicker than filling up a car with gas, when it fact it took almost four times longer and was far more inconvenient, as a customer would have to schedule the swap in advance.

Supercharging in Kazakstan

"we will build superchargers in Kazakhstan"

  • In the 2019 Model Y Reveal event, Elon stated, "we will build superchargers in Kazakhstan." As we know now, this is not the case - this is a stunt to deceive having/building superchargers across the globe.


Tesla in India and more Model 3 delays

  • In April 2016, Elon stated Tesla vehicles would be available in India before Model 3 production started.
  • As of November 2018, a presence in India has been pushed back to a "partial presence" "as early as late 2019".

Solar Roof

"Deployment This Year" (2017)

  • Solar roof deployments were to start in summer of 2017.
  • The first roof went on in 2018. Yet another of Elon's broken promises!


Semi in 2019

  • The semi was revealed in November 2017 with a 2019 production date. Tesla started collecting deposits for the trucks with no factory to build the trucks.
  • In the 2018 Q1, Elon stated they weren't even trying with the semi: "I mean, we haven't really tried to sell the Semi. It's not like there's, like, an ongoing sales effort." Will we ever see this "physics defining" truck reach production?


Four New Gigafactories

  • At a TED talk in 2017, Elon said, "I will announce locations for between two and four Gigafactories later this year - probably four."
  • Zero were announced in 2017, with only one operational in 2018.


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