Submitted by flight505 on Mon, 2016-03-14 07:08
At 35K minus tax incentives that could drop the effective price to 25K, might frugal Model 3 buyers opt to go without a home charger and power their 3's totally with nearby free superchargers?
Potential Tesla buyers have already told me the cost of a home charger at $750, plus installation, of $300 to $750, would be out of their budget. I paid $750 pus $597 for installation for my home Tesla charging station, a total that horrified one person I talked with.
In other words, the frugal buyer might look upon "free gas for life" with their Tesla purchase and opt for 100% supercharger use to avoid running up their electric bills.
How much would gas savings finance the cost of a new Model 3?
I'm sure the aftermarket will put a pencil to the cost savings.