Does a Tesla save you money?

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asked Nov 3, 2020 in Car Makes by Chijesjones (870 points)
Does a Tesla save you money?

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answered Nov 3, 2020 by Gazpacho (4,820 points)
Tesla cars don't really save you money when you factor in the charging costs and the payments and cost of the Tesla.

If you're just wanting a Tesla for money savings then it's not gonna save you money.

Tesla vehicles cost more usually than other vehicles and you may also have a higher monthly payment and then your insurance etc.

So no a Tesla does not really save you money.

Most other gasoline cars will use the same amount of money to get you the same distance and there are more gas stations around then there are charging stations.

You can have a Tesla car without a garage.

However it's best to have a garage to keep the Tesla in and have your own way to charge the Tesla.

However in most big cities there are Tesla Charging stations where you pay to charge the Tesla up.

Some apartments are installing Tesla Charging Stations however it may not be widespread for quite awhile yet.

Tesla cars are so expensive when used because the new models are not made in as mass production as other cars.

The Tesla itself is expensive as well because not as many people are buying them over the regular gasoline or diesel vehicles.

More gasoline and diesel vehicles sell than Tesla vehicles.

So Tesla Vehicles when used hold their value more than other vehicles do.

Tesla does take trade ins of other vehicles whether or not it's a Tesla or not.

You can trade in your current, truck, van, car etc for a new Tesla and they will give you the value of the trade in.

Although sometimes it's better to sell the vehicle first and then use that money to pay towards the payments on the Tesla.

Trade Ins don't usually give you enough money for your vehicle and what it's actually worth.

You can take a road trip in a Tesla Vehicle but just be aware that not everywhere you go will have a Tesla Charging Station.

You might be able to plug the Tesla into some outlet if you get permission but if I were going on a road trip in areas without many Tesla Charging Stations then I would not take the Tesla on the road trip.

A Tesla can usually hold a charge for up to 250 to 300 miles before needing charged.

Tesla cars are fully powered by battery and have no gas engine or gas tank so you cannot use gas to get where you're going.

To charge a Tesla with solar panels you would need at least 75 solar panels to give the Tesla car battery a full charge.

You can charge a Tesla with solar panels but it will take a long time as well and require lots of solar panels.

A full Tesla Charge usually lasts for 300 to 350 miles.

Although you don't want to wait until you fully drain the battery as you'll be stranded.

When your Tesla battery level gets down to half then you want to charge it to keep going.

You can charge your Tesla at charging stations or at home using a standard outlet or a fast charging system that you can get installed.

A Tesla car can usually go up to 300 miles to 350 miles on a single one charge.

However the distance the Tesla can go on one charge can vary depending on your driving habits and if you do a lot of stop and go driving then the miles you can go on one charge can decrease to as much as 200 miles.

The stop and go driving uses more battery power than just cruising down the road because it takes more amps to get the Tesla motor going.

Also if you use the air conditioner, heater etc then the range can also go down.

The cost to charge a Tesla at a charging station ranges from $11.00 to $22.00 per charge.

The charging cost of the Tesla at a charging station depends on how much charging you need or want and the cost of their rates for the KWH.

For example most Tesla Charging Stations charge $11.00 for a charge to give you a range of 150 miles.

And to charge a Tesla at a charging station to give you 250 miles of range then it can cost $22.00

A Tesla can be slightly cheaper than using a gasoline car but you have to wait for the Tesla to charge up.

With a gasoline engine or diesel engine you just fill the tank with the gasoline or diesel which takes a few minutes and then pay for it and be on your way.

However you can charge your Tesla at home as well.

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