Tesla: Healing The Planet One Gallon At A Time

Tesla makes motors hum… a happy tune, anyway.

If you’re like me and you have a passion for technology and all things that go “vroom,” then you probably have your eye on Tesla and the automotive industry.

The lack of mechanical moving parts that usually accompany a combustion engine still throws some of us off, but you can’t deny Tesla’s sleek design and creature comforts.

Not only do the different Tesla models appeal to your eyes, they will make your wallet happy, too. You’ll smile each time you pass a fueling station and don’t have to stop to pump in that expensive fuel.

Depending on the model of Tesla you are driving, you could see a maximum range of up to 300 miles. Recharging the power plant will take less than nine and a half hours. That means it’ll be ready every day for your commute to and from work, the gym, or coffee shop.

Extra money: something we can all relate to

I know what you might be thinking: “I wonder if he knows that electricity isn’t free and definitely not cheap?”

I have the answer to your question. The cost for charging a Tesla for the average person at the average electricity cost in the U.S is $540 for 15,000 miles a year.

Now, are you sitting down?

The average cost for a fuel-consuming automobile at 14/mpg for that same 15,000 miles brings you to $2,800 for the year, using the national average of $2.69 per gallon of gas. If you’re curious, that’s 1,070 gallons.

Paving the way for future generations

The downside to purchasing a Tesla up until now was the initial cost of the vehicle: right around $100,000. That could be a car… or a nice, little house in a quiet neighborhood. However, a newer model has been introduced to provide more opportunities to join in. The new Tesla Model 3 will come in at a price tag of around $35,000 dollars, which is more palatable for the general population.

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