Of Course It’s Cheaper to “Fuel” a Tesla Model S Compared to a Gas Premium Sedan…But by How Much?
Recently, Tesla Motors released a whole slew of interactive graphics that break down all sorts of information that’s likely vital to both potential Model S buyers and current owners.
Though the automaker doesn’t directly admit it, these graphics are almost certainly in response to the now-infamous Tesla versus New York Times Model S test drive.
We don’t want to spill all the interactive-graphic beans right now, but here’s what we’ll call a “teaser” of what’s to come on Inside EVs.
This graphic focuses solely on “fuel” costs of a Tesla Model S versus a nondescript “premium sedan.”
According to Tesla, the cost to “fuel” a Model S over the course of 30,000 miles is only $934. The “premium sedan” costs $5,182 to fuel over 30,000 miles. Simple math confirms that in “fuel” costs alone, the Model S saves owners $4,248 over 30,000 miles. Or $12,744 in 90,000 miles.
But best of all, this graphic is fully interactive. Want to know how much a Model S saves you in fuel costs in 120,000 miles? No problem. Just slide the bar. Gas cost more in your neck of the woods? Punch in the location-specific figure. Electricity dirt cheap for you? Change it up.
Click here to check out (and mess around with) this interactive graphic for the Tesla Model S.