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Published on September 26th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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3.2 Million Tesla Supercharger Miles Already Logged

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September 26th, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
 
On Monday, Tesla Motors tweeted that its Model S owners had already logged 3.2 million miles (5.15 million kilometers) on the company’s Supercharger network. To be honest, that’s a lot more than I would have guessed.

Tesla also noted in the tweet that 3.2 million miles of electric driving offsets about 130,500 gallons of gasoline. At a cost of $0 per charge (the network is free for Model S owners, and is supposed to always be free for them), that would be about $465,493 in savings based on the average price of gas across the US on Monday ($3.567/gallon).

If you used the average price of gas in California (where the largest number of Model S’s are sold), the savings amount to about $528,786. With that amount of money, Tesla could have given away about 7½ Tesla Model S’s. But I imagine the free and super-fast charging sometimes directly powered by solar panels goes a longer way in attracting customers.

Anyway, here’s the official Tesla Motors tweet:

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  • Bob_Wallace

    I’m see S owners reporting 2.5 to 3.2 mile per kWh. Let’s use the worst, 2.5.

    3,200,000 miles using 2.5 kWh/mile = 1,280,000 kWh given away.

    Commercial price of electricity in the US is about 11c. $140,800.

    About 1.5 Tesla Ss given away. And a huge amount of free advertising and customer appreciation in return.

    Additionally, if Tesla is installing enough solar panels (somewhere) to offset that output then the systems will have paid for themselves in a few years and the actual cost to Tesla will be insignificant.

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