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Will the 6yr cost of maintaining a Maverick exceed the 30 to 40k price difference of a Tesla?

  • Yes, saving on gas and major maintenance, no brainer

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • NO, maintenence cost wouldn't exceed price difference over 6yrs

    Votes: 9 75.0%
  • Time IS money, charging and long trips would take away precious time.

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Oil changes, gas, brakes and tires would cover the price difference in no time!

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Tesla Model 3 long range
Cost $42,000 after savings *
(when using a public super charger)
-Cost for full charge - $15.29 = 350miles
-Cost per 100 miles - $4.36
-500 miles - $21.84
- Avg Time needed to fully charge - 1hr 10min avg. For 350miles
-Time needed to charge each 500miles -Avg 1hr 40mins (over 2 separate charges)
-Standard 7kw at home charging time - 13hrs for 350miles

2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid
Cost: $22,000 USD
-Fuel Capacity - 13.8 gal
-Avg cost per gallon - $2.50*
-Avg cost to fill - $34.50
- Avg Cost per 100 miles - $6.90
-Time needed to fill - 3 to 5 mins per 500miles
-Time needed to charge - 0mins
 

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I have a model y in the garage. It's nice. 99% of my charging is at home where is nearly free to go from near empty to full. It's nice getting up every day to a "full tank."

That being said I would not get one if public charging was my only option.
 

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I have a model y in the garage. It's nice. 99% of my charging is at home where is nearly free to go from near empty to full. It's nice getting up every day to a "full tank."

That being said I would not get one if public charging was my only option.
I have a model y in the garage. It's nice. 99% of my charging is at home where is nearly free to go from near empty to full. It's nice getting up every day to a "full tank."

That being said I would not get one if public charging was my only option.
How much did it cost to install your charger at your home?
 

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How much did it cost to install your charger at your home?
Bought the charger for $650 and maybe like $100 in supplies for a short run from my box to put it on a 60a circuit and an afternoon with my dad getting it sorted. Pretty simple stuff, watch a YouTube video and it's pretty easy
 

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How long would it take you to go cross country in a Tesla Model 3?
 

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I have a model y in the garage. It's nice. 99% of my charging is at home where is nearly free to go from near empty to full. It's nice getting up every day to a "full tank."

That being said I would not get one if public charging was my only option.
Yeah I've been watching a lot of videos about Teslas and this is a benefit of full EV's that doesn't strike you at first. The youtuber said people ask him how he charges his Tesla. He responds how do you charge your phone? They reply at home, at night while I'm sleeping. He says that's how I charge my Tesla.

If you arent traveling, most of the time you never ever have to stop at a gas station or anywhere to charge.


How much did it cost to install your charger at your home?
Again from my research there's 3 main ways on a Tesla. You can get 3-5 miles per hour charged on a standard 110v outlet. I've seen videos from some people who this is all they need. However you would have to make only short trips IMO for this to be the case. 12hrs charging would get you 60 miles range at most. Maybe if you could leave the car charging for a couple days on other times it would help. But if you could make it work this would be nice and not require any added expense.

The big step up is to a standard 240v outlet, like what your dryer uses. Some people actually use their washer or dryer plug (I assume since you charge at night, you wont be using the dryer at the same time anyway). You could do this but for example me it's not convenient because of where they are located. This gets you 30 miles per hour charge. 8 hours sleep would get you a comfy 240 miles in theory. This to me is the way to go. If you have to have an electrician install a convenient 240 outlet for you, then it will cost whatever that costs, maybe $100-$500.

The final one is the Tesla charger. IMO this isn't needed and vids I've seen advise against it. It costs $500 plus whatever the electrician charges to install it as well, so maybe $1000. It gets you the fastest charge rate at 48 miles per hour, but in many cases this cant or wont be used. For example only the long range teslas can even even accept more than a 240 v outlet provides. So if you have a standard range Tesla, the Tesla charger will not charge faster than a 240v outlet.

For me if I got a Tesla for home charging I would use a standard 240v outlet. I believe you do have to buy a $35 adapter, the cable comes with the Tesla.

For my energy rates, about 10c a KWH at home and 25c at Tesla Supercharger (road trip use basically), Based on a video where the guy calculates getting about 4.2 miles per KWH. So you can see to get 42 miles would take about $1 worth of home electricity. Compare to the Hybrid Maverick, probably about $3 per gallon currently.
 

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With plugin EV it really depends which state you live in. In the land locked, highly taxed NE one kwh is around $0.24 which makes the saving compared to a hybrid much smaller than in your case.

Also. I invite to double check your kwh cost. I bet you might have omissed delivery and other charges. $0.10 seems way to optimistic no matter where you are!
 

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My wife is getting the Mustang Mach-E and we're gonna get a 240 volt plug installed since our washer/dryer uses gas. If we ever end up doing long road trips we'll most likely be using the Maverick, but I'm sure the Mach-E will be more comfortable for passengers. I know more charging stations keep popping up, but a 6 minute fill up on gas with a 500 mile range versus an hour to charge for a 200 mile range is way more convenient.
 

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I have a model y in the garage. It's nice. 99% of my charging is at home where is nearly free to go from near empty to full. It's nice getting up every day to a "full tank."

That being said I would not get one if public charging was my only option.
Public chargers are free in my city, is that your concern or do you find it inconvenient / hard to find open?
 
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