Tesla recently unveiled their latest and greatest electric vehicle, the Tesla Model 3. However, there are many other Tesla models to choose from, with more on the way. Here’s a quick guide to compare the specs of all the different Tesla models so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you and your lifestyle.
Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S is an all-electric car with a range of up to 400 miles on a single charge. It has a top speed of 160 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.5 seconds. The Model S also comes with standard features like autopilot, heated seats, and a large touchscreen display. Prices start at $85,000.
If you want the added perks of Autopilot and Self-driving, prices start at $81,500. To avoid any range anxiety while driving your electric vehicle across the country, you should consider upgrading to the new charging station available only through Tesla’s Destination Charging program which provides three ultra-fast universal chargers capable of charging a vehicle in under 30 minutes per stop.]
Tesla Model X
The Tesla Model X is a great choice for those who want an electric car with plenty of space. This SUV has room for up to seven people and their belongings, and it comes with standard all-wheel drive. When fully charged, the Model X can travel up to 350 miles on a single charge. If you need to charge on the go, there are more than 10,000 Tesla charging stations across the country. The starting price for the Model X is $95,000. Tesla offers different variants at different prices, so choose the one that’s right for your lifestyle.
Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 is an electric four-door sedan developed by Tesla. The Model 3 has a range of 220 miles and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. The base model starts at $49,000, making it the most affordable Tesla car. Standard features include autopilot, LED headlights, and a glass roof.
What are the Differences Between EVs and ICE Vehicles?
EVs have many advantages over ICE vehicles. They are much cheaper to operate and maintain, and they emit no pollutants. EVs also have a much higher range than ICE vehicles. However, EVs do have some disadvantages. They can take longer to charge than ICE vehicles, and they may not be able to travel as far on a single charge. EVs also tend to be more expensive than ICE vehicles.
How Far Can you Drive on a Full Charge?
The longest-range Tesla is the Model S 100D, which has a range of 337 miles. The base Model S 75D has a range of 249 miles. The larger and more powerful Model X SUV has a range of 295 miles. As for charging, all Teslas come with standard equipment that allows them to use the growing network of Superchargers, which can add 170 miles of range in as little as 30 minutes. All models also include the option to charge at home via an included 240V outlet or 120V outlet, but this will take up to 24 hours.
Charging a Tesla – Cost
If you’re thinking about buying a Tesla, you’re probably wondering about the cost of charging it. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know.
The cost to charge a Tesla depends on the price of electricity in your area, but it’s generally cheaper than gas. For example, in California, the average price of gas is $3.70 per gallon. With electric cars, you pay per kilowatt hour (kWh), which is about $0.28 in California. That means if you drive 10 miles and use 10 kWh of power, the charge will cost about $2.80-$4.80 with supercharging or 12 cents per mile.
If you plug into a level 2 charger at home overnight and let it fully recharge (which would take around 9 hours with a 40 kWh battery pack), that would be an estimated cost of $1.40-$2.40 – not too shabby!
If you don’t have access to overnight charging at home, then using public chargers can be expensive – on average between 25 cents and 50 cents per minute ($9-$18 an hour).
What do I need to charge my Tesla at home or in public?
To charge your Tesla at home, you’ll need to purchase a home charging station and have it installed by a licensed electrician. To charge in public, you’ll need to find a Tesla Supercharger or Destination Charger. Both home and public charging stations will require an adapter specific to your Tesla model.
The cost of charging will vary depending on the type of charger, your electricity rate, and how much charge is needed. For example, a Level 2 charger at home will cost more per month than a Level 1 charger, but will charge your car faster.
The time it takes to charge will also vary depending on the type of charger and how much charge is needed. A Level 2 charger will be quicker than a Level 1 charger, and may even be able to charge your vehicle in as little as 20 minutes if you’re running low. However, with longer distances come longer charging times. A 10-minute drive from one side of town to the other might take 45 minutes to an hour if there are no chargers available along the way.
Tesla Car Leasing Options
If you’re considering leasing a Tesla car, there are a few things you should know.
First, all Tesla cars are electric vehicles (EVs), which means they run on battery power.
Second, Tesla offers two different leasing options: a Standard Range lease and a Long Range lease.
Third, the Standard Range lease is for the Model S and Model X, while the Long Range lease is for the Model 3.
Fourth, the monthly payment for the Standard Range lease is $1,199, while the monthly payment for the Long Range lease is $2,499.
Fifth, both leases require a $7,500 down payment.
Sixth, the Standard Range lease includes unlimited mileage, while the Long Range lease includes 10,000 miles per year.
Seventh, if you drive more than that in a year, then your additional miles will be billed at 17 cents per mile.
Eighth, when your lease term ends with either option, you’ll have the option to purchase your Tesla or return it to Tesla with no strings attached.
Ninth, if you purchase your vehicle at the end of the lease term, then any excess mileage charges will be rolled into your purchase price and financed over time.
Tenth and finally, when making this decision it’s important to consider what type of driving needs you have so that you can choose an EV that best fits those needs.