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For sure I am comparing similar vehicles. No matter how much I hypermile my ICE car, I get no better than 18-19 mpg. Driven like I drive my Tesla, I would probably get around 12-15 mpg. The instant torque is super addictive. You have to compare apples to apples. The MS does 0-60 in 4.2-4.4 seconds, which is slightly faster than my V8 car. For comparison purposes, the manual transmission is an absolute must, since the responsiveness and regenerative braking of the Tesla is what I was looking for as a requirement for my next vehicle. Modern automatics provide better fuel economy, but vast majority take way to long to respond to driver input, which is not something I can tolerate. My wife hates driving automatic cars, too.
Supercharging is not included. $70/month driven locally around 150 miles going to multiple places every day. I used to fuel my ICE car almost every day, which is something I loathe doing. My favorite part of owning an EV is that it is always full in the morning and I don't have to stop for fuel. I hate gas stations! Now that I seldom have to visit them I notice how disgusting they are with the smell and the grime. I cannot wait to get a second EV so that I don't have to set my foot at a gas station ever again!
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Posts in this Thread:
- OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, MI-Roger , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:50:56
- Yes, the range is true, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:50:33
- Re: OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 19:52:13
- The problem with EV ranges...., Noel , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:16:10
- These kinds of trips are no problem at all, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:55:20
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., EGD , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:16:18
- Idle fees, A1-turbo, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:07:24
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., Snowmobile , Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:03:34
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., Craig, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:05:15
- I'm not an early adopter and think Teslas are, Noel , Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:28:05
- Re: I'm not an early adopter and think Teslas are, No Snaab, Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:58:01
- It depends. We can do the whole run in one day, Noel , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:09:35
- I agree 100%, MI-Roger , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:54:48
- Sad reality of vehicle range, MI-Roger , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:53:40
- 4 mph, vvk, Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:02:33
- lease does not make any sense, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:02:47
- autopilot, Snowmobile , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:16:49
- Plug-In Hybrids, i.e. Chevy Volt, Bill Homer, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:38:34
- Chevrolet Bolt, A1-turbo, Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:53:09
- Re: Sad reality of vehicle range, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:44:19
- Current Tesla ranges, A1-turbo, Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:02:13
- Re: OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, Justin VanAbrahams, Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:54:30
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