Savings Tesla vs Gas Cars
Pick a default Tesla vehicle against a competitive premium gas vehicle along with your state to get a good estimate of the cost savings beyond the vehicle costs. You can also override any values, but changing the vehicles or state will reset the values associated with those choices. (Dec-2023)
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Additional savings by getting a Tesla over a gas vehicle…
- Safety – Tesla vehicles are some of the safest vehicles you can buy at any price.
- Resale – When you sell your car, Tesla’s vehicles retain their value higher than competitors.
- Parts Theft – No expensive catalytic converter to be stolen while the vehicle is parked.
- Your Health – With an EV, you no longer have to breathe carcinogenic fueling fumes.
- Society’s Health – With an EV you’re helping to reduce smog and water pollution.
- World’s Heath – Reduce the mass pollution from the extraction, refinement, and distribution of oil and gas.
- Climate – Driving your Tesla produces zero climate-damaging CO2.
- Wars – Reduces the need for endless wars over oil and gas.
- Maintenance costs are based on the national average for each vehicle and the manufacturer’s recommended service work. Your costs could be more or less depending on local costs.
- Common costs such as replacement tires and alignments and non-wear item repairs are not included, as they would not result in any advantages or disadvantages.
- Rebates may have restrictions or limitations. Check your state for specific incentives and limitations.
- While the selection of gas vehicles is short, you can pick one similar to something you’re considering. Update the mpg and other values. It is often difficult to find a gas vehicle in a similar cost/performance/size class as a Tesla!
- Tesla Supercharger rate of $0.30/kWh is used for travel electricity costs if any selected. Rates change based on location and time of day.
You can also compare different Tesla vehicle models and variants here!