So, bought a Model S the last day of the year due to tax credit scare. I don't drive very much, but put in the WORST case scenario. I plugged in the coldest temperature, 70mph (I never go above 50), and heat on. It said I should use about $30 or something much lower than my ICE car which got 20 mpg and I spent $50/month on gas for. So I thought great, I am saving $20/month. WELL my DTE Electric bill just came and it was exactly $100 over any month I have ever had. $100 over last month and $100 over January 2016,2017. So, estimator said would cost me $30 in electric and it ended up costing me $100 in electric, which is $50 MORE per month than my old gas car. I realize in the summer in Michigan it won't have to constantly heat up the battery 24/7, but seriously, my car is garaged and paying twice the price of gas is ridiculous. Tesla needs to update the website to show REAL range and REAL electric use, not pull numbers out of their @ss. And yes I knew my bill would be a little higher than their estimate since I pay .15c/kwh and the estimator is at .12c/kwh, but STILL that is NOT DOUBLE.
Tesla, get your act together already, seriously, for an $80k car, their should not be all these build and quality control issues where a ranger has to come out every month for a new car, the battery range should be real, not over inflated, and same with the savings calculator over gas.
After the cool, I bought a Tesla factor wears off, I am realizing I could have got an AMAZING ICE car for $80k with no build quality issues and paying less for fuel. They should really have to disclose that you will eat electricity like crazy in northern states and that you also are going to have to pay $1200 for Opti-Coat or some product to fix their 3 H hardness paint, which is soft and the worst paint since the 1970's. Sorry about the rant, I do like the car, but it is NOTHING like they promised. I shouldn't be surprised though as Elon ALWAYS overpromises everything.