Submitted by Volleyguy on August 5, 2013
I am curious to the expected numbers on the Tesla Model S on repairs?(what owners expect)
1 How long do owners expect the motor to last? Tesla told me 30-40 yrs which seems reasonable. (what electric motor ever wears out?)
2 Brake life? How long do you expect the pads and rotors to last with regenerative braking.
3 What do owners expect out of the battery and any guess what you think you will pay to replace it.
How will repairs stack up to and ICE car? What will be more costly on the electric? I am doing the numbers on the Tesla vs. a VW Passat TDI. I want the heart side of me knowing what the expected difference to be.