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I am considering model s , drive bout 100 miles a day , are there real cost savings with model s , i get about 22.6 mpg with my current lexus ls 460 (2007) considering a replacement vehicle , any owner expreriences

GeekEV | May 21, 2013

Tesla has a very thorough cost-of-ownership calculator linked on the main page. Try it out, put in your numbers and find out:
http://www.teslamotors.com/true-cost-of-ownership

ajamison | May 21, 2013

prtreddy Motor trend rated it at about 90 MPGe if that helps compare. I do not own one currently though I am trying my best to be able to afford one. If you want owner feedback do a search on youtube for Model S Owner Reviews there are some great ones on there that cover just about every aspect of ownership.

Kleist | May 21, 2013

prtreddy - depends where you live and what are your electrical rates. In CA I pay $0.36 per kWh and the trip to the inlaws cost me $24 in electricity, taking the 25 mpg ICE the gas cost is $50.

Jewsh | May 22, 2013

I checked my hydro bill recently and paid ~$211 for ~6,000km. I believe that makes for ~3.5c per km. (This also assumes I used no hydro for any other purpose other than to charge the car.) My usual bill prior to the 'S was about $80.00 for two months' service. If I subtract the usual amount that makes for $131 or slightly under 2.2c per km.

My wife and I sometimes use public charging stations so this is only a rough estimate. We also had to charge the car during the day due to unforeseen circumstances and hence did not take advantage of TOU rates. Of course once we get "sleep" mode back in the Model S firmware, we should see the costs go down yet again.

GeekEV | May 22, 2013

@Jewsh - You mean kW not km... That's dirt cheap. The national average is 11c.

Jewsh | May 22, 2013

@GeekEV:

Yes, Ontario has very cheap hydro. The wife and I also take full advantage of restaurants/stores with charging stations. For example the Tim Horton's near us has a Chargepoint L2 (240v/30A) station for use by customers. We now eat there regularly. :-)

Brian H | May 22, 2013

GeekEV;
No, 21100¢ / 6000 km = 3.5¢/km.
13100¢ / 6000 = 2.18¢/km.

Jewsh has it right.

Brian H | May 22, 2013

P.S. That's per km; multiply by .6214 to get miles.
3.5¢ x .6214 = 2.2¢/mi.
2.18¢ x .6214 = 1.34¢/mi.

prtreddy | May 22, 2013

Tks for all the input I checked my electric bill paying 9 cents/kwh the numbers looked too good to be true when I plugged them in just wondered if it matched the real word experience

prtreddy | May 22, 2013

Tks for all the input I checked my electric bill paying 9 cents/kwh the numbers looked too good to be true when I plugged them in just wondered if it matched the real word experience live in dallas

prtreddy | May 30, 2013

How many miles does a 60kwh run if driven like regular ac/75miles/hr
Is 180 miles a realistic range