I have gotten a few requests for comparing the TCO for the TESLA to another car.
Please feel free to use this spreadsheet to compare, but I only ask that you do only modify the "GREEN" highlighted section
Please paste the following linkhttps://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AqNn25jQfJkYdE5QYlY5ck4xQ0E3OWxSZzRtRHhYM2c&hl=en&authkey=CMvtvvAM
When using this try to compare apples to apples in terms of interior and features (i.e. comparing a Base car with no AC, no power windows, no power locks, etc, etc would probably no be a good comparison).
Also take the notes with a grain of salt, these are "recommended" maintenance, Also keep in mind the misc maintenance encompasses any one-off's (if they occur at all- head gasket, fuel pump, thermostat, heater core leak, exhaust leak, replacement of wiring harness, etc, etc). The Tesla has less moving parts and a milder drivetrain environment, so there are going to be less failure modes, but things can still happen on average