never letting the battery fully discharge, or it will cost him about $40,000 for an new battery.
I love driving an EV. I hope to graduate to a Tesla S at some point.
Got rid of my SUV (16-18mpg) and leased the Leaf. Saving about $300 in gas per month. Plus, my monthly payment went down $120.
Pretty sweet deal. I doubt people driving a Tesla S are concerned about saving money on gas, but it is a benefit.
Add i nthe tax break, and it's not a horrible purchase. something like 50K. The gas savings would pay it off in roughly 5-6 years or so, I'd imagine.
I don't think you could cost justify that car on gas savings. I have a 50 mile round trip commute and take frequent trips out of town. I typically put 25k miles a year on a V8 that requires premium gas. I still only put 3500 on my gas card last year.
It has some nasty acceleration. And it is well appointed inside. Could've used a middle console storage space, though.
...refundable deposit required. I'm pretty far down the list but it's the only all-electric vehicle with reasonable range (>200 miles) on the market. Would be interested in hearing a little more about your experience.
... is an electrical engineer by training, and a successful businessman. He researched it and bought it. I just rode in it for a while. I didn't even drive it.
one's appreciation of music shouldn't be affected by incidental sound of any type.
I say buy one.
... costs that much (although I am in a market for a car). But a friend bought one and brought it over. I was happy to take a brief tour of the neighborhood in it.
Especially if it is a big block V8 with a dual exhaust.
blocking up the scenery
breaking your mind
do this don't do that
can't you read the sign?
Especially with YouTube comments like this:
"Tesla gave ac patents to Westinghouse who was forced to give to jp Morgan who turned Edison electric into General Electric . And this song is still great 27 yrs later"
Yeah. I know it says "the USSR." But I like my version better.