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.

2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Tesla Model S

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.

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