Submitted by Pkalhan on Sun, 2016-07-03 21:11
I am on the waiting list for the Tesla Model 3 and am reading and watching as much Tesla information that I can so I have a better idea of what to expect when i finally get the car. I have a question on the overall cost of ownership of a Tesla. I know one great aspect about owning a Tesla or any electric car is no need to go to a gas station, but i was watching a youtube review by Sahil Malik and he stated that the cost of owning a Tesla was about the same as owning a similarly priced ICE vehicle. He stated that, yes, you do save money on gas, but when you consider the cost of the annual maintenance checkup ($400, $700, $400, and then $900), the cost of tires (as Teslas go through tires more frequently due to their weight), and cost for parts as they are expensive...the total cost of ownership is a wash. Do you guys feel that this is accurate?
Thanks In Advance,