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Tesla vs. Gas Vehicle Savings Calculator

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Tesla vs. Gas Vehicle Savings Calculator

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. (Aug-2021)

Hover over some text items to get additional details and information.


Tesla Vehicle

kWh per 100 miles EPA

Cost of maintenance for each 1K miles
Cost of maintenance for 100K miles
Cost of maintenance for 200K miles


Maximum Cargo:


Gas Vehicle


Cost of maintenance for each 1K miles
Cost of maintenance for 100K miles
Cost of maintenance for 200K miles


Maximum Cargo:

Selecting a different Tesla vehicle will set a premium gas vehicle that is somewhat similar. Use the Unsync button or choose a different gas car to unsync.

Additional Choices

Regional Settings

Your State

kWh average cost of home electricity in state
Average cost, per gallon of regular gas in state
Average cost, per gallon of premium gas in state

Federal Tax Credit (none available as of Apr-2021)
Maximum possible EV rebate or credit in state
Local or regional rebate or credit
Utility credit or rebate for EV

Smog and emissions test fee

Personal Settings

Miles driving per year
Years using vehicle
Percentage of long-distance travel away from home

Percentage of solar home charging (set to zero if none planned)

Savings Results

ICE fueling costs$
ICE maintenance costs$
Smog Tests$
EV Rebates and Credits$
Tesla electricity costs$
Tesla maintenance costs$
Cost Savings$

More Savings

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Additional benefits and 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 must breathe carcinogenic fueling fumes.
  • Society’s Health – With an EV you are 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 will vary depending on local costs.
  • 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 limited, you can pick one like something you’re considering. Update the mpg and other values. It is often difficult to find a gas vehicle in a similar size class and performance as a Tesla vehicle!
  • Tesla Supercharger rate of $0.30/kWh is used for travel electricity costs.
1000 free miles

If you are ordering a new Tesla vehicle, with a referral, you can get free 1000 miles of Supercharging on your new vehicle.

If you already own a Tesla, use your own referral code.  If you are new to Tesla, you’re welcome to use our code before ordering by clicking on Free Supercharger Referral

Compare Tesla Vehicles

You can also compare different Tesla vehicle models and variants here!