Charging Tesla is more expensive than refueling a gasoline carNovember 18, 2020
As it turned out, charging with electricity is no cheaper than charging with gasoline.
The era of electric cars is approaching, and with it the promise of automakers to offer vehicles that will not harm the environment, but are cheaper to operate than traditional ICE alternatives. Tesla pioneered the electric vehicle market, offering cars such as the Model S and Model 3, leading the California-based company’s crusade into the world of fuel. The company noted last year that it now has 15,000 charging stations around the world. This extension is great for mobility, but owners have found that owning a Tesla is not always cheaper than a gasoline-powered car.
The recent price hikes for the Tesla Supercharger and incorrect range predictions have made Tesla’s claims of cheap electricity unfounded, and the amount of electricity used by the Tesla Model 3, as well as the electricity and fuel prices quoted on Tesla’s website, differ from actual figures.
For example, on the Tesla Australia website, the cost of operating a Model 3 is about AU $ 5, while competing gasoline-powered vehicles will cost around AU 9 dollars, according to the Tesla site. These calculations turned out to be false. The recent rise in price means that users will now pay AU 40. centsper kilowatt-hour instead of 30 Austr. cents indicated earlier. This means the Model 3, which consumes 18.8 kWh / 100 km, will cost AUS 7, according to confirmed government figures. dollars when using fast charging.
A rival BMW 330i engine start will cost the Australians just AUD 5.83. dollars, which will make it much cheaper than Tesla. Tesla’s website also overestimates the amount of fuel used by BMW, and it turns out that in the end, BMW is 18% cheaper than Tesla. Electric vehicles are more expensive than their conventional-fuel competitors, but their appeal is that they are cheap to operate. Tesla could be losing the war it came so close to winning.
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