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:
#WattsUp: More than 3.2 million miles have been charged at Tesla Superchargers, offsetting about 130,500 gallons of gas. #GoElectric
— Tesla (@Tesla) September 23, 2013
Other recent Tesla stories not to miss:
- Tesla Files Patent For Falcon-Wing Doors
- Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Offer Self-Driving Cars Within 3 Years
- New Tesla Patent: 400-Mile Battery Pack Using Metal-Air & Lithium-Ion Batteries
- Tesla’s Norway Supercharging Gets Sparking
- Tesla Superchargers Roll Out In Europe (VIDEO)
- Tesla’s Model S Will Be Hitting The Chinese Market Soon
- Tesla To Have 20+ Stores In Europe
- Tesla, Elon Musk To Fight Auto Dealers Nationally?
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