What's the cost to charge a Tesla to 100%?

I'm thinking of buying a Tesla, but I want to know how much it costs to fully charge it. What's the cost of charging it compared to a tank of gas?

Answer
Charging a Tesla has been proven to be cheaper than a tank of gas, so that’s always a positive.
Calculating the amount of money it takes to completely charge a Tesla, however, is difficult because the rates of kWhs vary from location to location. So let’s just use an example: According to Tesla, charging your Model S—which has a 100-kWh battery—will cost $16.47 based on the assumption of a $0.14 kWh rate.
Yet compared to gas-powered vehicles— which often cost $30 or $40 to fill the tank for similarly sized vehicles—this is a steal. While you may pay more initially, a Tesla is designed to save you money over the life of the car.
You may want to turn to your car insurance as another place to save some cash. With the Jerry app, you can compare quotes from dozens of car insurers and find the cheapest policy for the coverage you need.
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 03, 2021
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