Wanted to share this with those who are thinking about an MS.
My watts/mi for the first 3,000 mi has been ~295, that means I can go ~3.4 mi/kW, and I pay $.11 per kW. A comp ICE vehicle (V6) would get ~20 mpg combined city/hwy (current gas prices are ~$4.00)... do a little math and that's ~$12,250 per year for gas compared to $585 per year for electricity. Not to put too fine a point on it... for the first 125,000 miles it would cost me ~$85,000 for gas vs. ~4,000 for electricity.
I know it's not the right car for everyone, but I think we are at the point where the market needs to stop calling this an $80,000 car. When you buy a MS you are converting the majority of the operating expense to a capitol expense. The result is a higher upfront cost, but a much lower monthly recurring fee to operate it...
Hope this is helpful (and hope my math is right)... I'm sure someone will tell me if it's not.
BTW - all those posts where people are complaining about issues with the car... I've had none of them, and the one issue I had (swirl marks from a machine buffer being used to prep the car for delivery) was resolved with the best customer service I've ever had from any company. I will say Tesla certainly appears to care about customers satisfaction above all else.
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