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The Real Cost of Owning a Tesla

TLDROwning a Tesla comes with additional costs such as higher vehicle registration fees, increased insurance premiums, more frequent tire replacements, and potential repair expenses. However, there are also cost savings in terms of not having to pay for gas and lower maintenance requirements. Overall, the annual recurring costs for owning a Tesla amount to $3,926, with an additional one-time cost of $7,187 for optional accessories.

Key insights

💸Owning a Tesla can be more expensive than expected due to higher vehicle registration fees and increased insurance premiums.

🚗Tesla's regenerative braking system reduces the need for brake pad replacements, but tires may need to be replaced more frequently.

🔋Charging costs for a Tesla can vary, but it is generally cheaper than fueling a gas-powered car, especially when charging during off-peak hours.

🔧While Tesla's limited parts availability can lead to longer wait times for repairs, many issues may still be covered under warranty.

💡Optional accessories like floor mats, license plate holders, and charging cables can add to the initial costs of owning a Tesla.

Q&A

Are Teslas more expensive to insure?

Yes, due to their classification as luxury vehicles and the higher cost of repair parts, Tesla insurance premiums can be higher than those of other cars.

How often do Tesla tires need to be replaced?

Tesla's regenerative braking system reduces wear on brake pads, but tires may need to be replaced more often due to the high weight and torque of Tesla vehicles.

Is it cheaper to charge a Tesla than to fuel a gas car?

Yes, charging a Tesla is generally cheaper than fueling a gas car, especially when charging during off-peak hours and taking advantage of lower electricity rates.

What kind of maintenance do Teslas require?

Teslas require less maintenance compared to gas-powered cars. They don't need oil changes or timing belt replacements. However, tires and other components may still require regular maintenance.

Are there any extra costs associated with owning a Tesla?

Yes, there are additional costs such as vehicle registration fees, electric vehicle fees, and optional accessories like floor mats, charging cables, and paint protection film.

Timestamped Summary

01:42Owning a Tesla can be more expensive than expected due to higher vehicle registration fees and increased insurance premiums.

04:45Tesla's regenerative braking system reduces the need for brake pad replacements, but tires may need to be replaced more frequently due to the heavy weight and torque of Tesla vehicles.

08:05Charging a Tesla can be cheaper than fueling a gas car, especially when charging during off-peak hours.

09:52While Tesla's limited parts availability can lead to longer wait times for repairs, many issues may still be covered under warranty.

10:40Optional accessories like floor mats, license plate holders, and charging cables can add to the initial costs of owning a Tesla.