14 hours ago
🐼 10,000+ miles! 🚀 Took a chance on new technology and couldn’t be happier.
1. Gas savings. I was able to score free supercharging with a referral and I have a Tesla wall charger at the house. I do 90% of my charging at home and the cost in electricity is about 1/4 of a gallon of gas (about $12 for 300 miles). If you do pay for supercharging it’s a little less than 1/2. The Tesla supercharging infrastructure and V2 Supercharging which can charge 100 miles in about 10 minutes makes road trips in this EV way easier than any other car company. I plug my car in every 3-4 days, charge to 90%, wake up to a “full tank.” Pretty much like charging your cell phone at night.
2. Performance. This is the performance model which outperforms just about any other car on the road. But it’s not just fast for a quarter mile. The real performance is in everyday driving. With no gears to shift or turbos to spool, the power is on demand, all the time. No hesitation, just gut wrenching, face melting power. And don’t let people fool you that it can’t take corners and it’s heavy. The weight is all in the floor of the car. The drive is smooth and feels just as nimble as a car 2/3 it’s weight.
3. Autopilot. 75% of my commute is on autopilot. I get on the highway, set it, and enjoy the ride. You still have to pay attention and touch the wheel every now and then, but you’ll be surprised how much more you can relax either on your way in or home from a long day at work. Besides that, the car can change lanes, exit the highway, parallel, and perpendicular park all on its own.
4. Maintenance/Services. 10k miles and I’ve spent $5 on washer fluid. I rotated my own tires at 7k miles in what was the cleanest tire rotation ever and the brakes should last for quite some time thanks to regenerative braking. The only “major” maintenance is a battery fluid check at 4 years.
5. Sustainable energy. The car is just one Tesla product in an ecosystem of sustainable energy products. I’ve already gone solar and Powerwalls are undoubtedly next.
1. Longer road trips take a little more time and planning.
Bottom line, if you’re on the fence and it fits your lifestyle; do it.