Since I first found the website of the Tesla Roadster, the electric supercar has never been far from my thoughts. It’s about time I got to making some calculations of just how far this dream is from reality. Don’t worry, there are anyways too many confounding factors for this to be really serious.
|L/100km||9.5||According to the dashboard, not calculations|
|€/L||1.1||Cheapest gasoline around here|
|Work days/Y||230||~6 weeks vacation+holidays|
|km/day||130||Work is too far away|
With a minimum price of US$80,000, and an exchange rate of 1.28468 against the Euro, it would take 80000/1.28468/(3125-359) = 22.5 years to break even when only counting the gas.
Confounding factors include
- Transport price (they are not selling to Europe yet)
- Efficiency in cold weather
- The ultimate coolness of the Tesla
- Cheaper electricity because of increased use
- Change in mileage
- Longevity / MTBF
- Repair costs
- Resale / collectible value
All in all, still under consideration. That is, until I revolutionize alchemy.
If someone has done more comprehensive studies of the cost of this car compared to a gas-guzzling giant, please leave a comment. Thank you!