Tell your professor the GRID in China Not built out so WAIT 5 years... or 10 years if Oil companies realize that they may get clobbered and lose market share.. They are not going to allow you to leave them easily...they like getting your $$$ Bet you they pay those folks over at Smelling alpha a fee to crater EV companies..
Regardless... Your comparing two far different things and circumstances. Proxim operated in a completely saturated landscape in many ways during the beginning of an economic downturn. Proxim was small patatoes compared to its other american counterparts.