Call me a historian, but I love older threads like these with projections from the past.
It's interesting to look back on the lack of confidence in the adoption of CHAdeMO and the projections for Tesla.
The Coda was the first EV I ever test-drove. A car-share fleet operator a few towns away was closing up shop. I couldn't take my eye off the Craigslist images of several Codas in the same parking lot, years after the automaker collapsed and in a state where they were never sold.
The remaining examples had price tags starting at $6k, if I remember right. The one we took out was exhilarating to ride in and fun to drive, although I couldn't settle my nerves, driving an ultra-rare car on unfamiliar streets.
I truly appreciated the proprietor's honesty, as he summarized the quirks of the cars and the challenges of keeping them operating. Since the body shell derived from a non-US model, even auto glass is nearly impossible to source.
I am very glad I got to experience a Coda that day and speak to the very interesting owner, but I am also glad I didn't bring one home. I guess I relish a more uneventful ownership experience.