This is my serious prediction - the unexpected crush of 230,000 (and growing) Model 3 reservations and the painful sight of people literally lining up to plonk down money on a car they had never seen has most likely finally, truly, really woken up the auto industry to the necessity of competing with Tesla's rapid charging network. I would guess in the days ahead group meetings will be held with the heads of multiple auto companies coming together and fast-tracking development of some kind of rapid charging standard to compete with Tesla. I predict that March 31 will be a watershed date in the automotive industry and that the sleeping giants are now going to truly stop kicking the football around and build their own network. We will see a press announcement of a competitive network from a consortium of auto companies less than 12 months from now, if not sooner. I predict it won't be a half assed effort involving dealership locations, 7-11's, or other nonsense. It will be a direct competitor network aimed straight at Tesla and its "big sell" to consumers will be that it will service many brands of cars. The industry must be in full panic mode at this point. Audi's chief of BEV's said they have to get on the stick two weeks ago and come together to build a network - and that was before the crazy rush of Model 3 orders outstripped everyone's predictions.