Experts have calculated the benefits of owning an electric carNovember 20, 2019
Automakers are increasingly moving to the production of electric cars. However, in the world there remains a huge number of gasoline cars. Tesloop, a small American car-sharing company, argues that using an electric vehicle is not only less harmful to the environment, but it is also much cheaper in the long run.
Tesloop fleet consists of only seven Model X, Model 3 and Model S cars. Each travels up to 27,350 kilometers per month, which is 8 times the average mileage of commercial vehicles in the country. Over the entire period of operation, cars overcame an impressive 4 million kilometers, which became a kind of record for the country. At the same time, the mileage of several cars is already approaching 800,000 kilometers.
Tesloop decided to find out how beneficial the use of electric cars was. So, over five years, $ 152,216 was spent on their maintenance. Most of the money went to replace parts. Over the years, six warranty battery replacements have been made. In one Model X model, the range was reduced from 418 kilometers to 320 kilometers after reaching 530,000 kilometers.
In addition, two axles ($ 2557.12), seats ($ 5375.90), door handles ($ 1500), and flash memory ($ 1800) were replaced. To date, the total operating cost of Tesloop cars per mile (~ 1.6 km) has been around $ 0.06, which is in line with industry average for conventional vehicles. However, according to the owners of the company, the introduction of the cheaper Model 3 will significantly reduce costs. Given the endurance and ease of repair of electric cars, this opens up wide prospects for their operation after covering 800,000 kilometers, when maintenance costs range from $ 0.18 to $ 0.25 per mile. For comparison, in the case of a regular Mercedes sedan, this figure for such a run is $ 0.32-0.35.
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