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Browsing the "EV total cost of ownership" Tag

Tesla Should Get Into Financing Cars

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Here on CleanTechnica, we've had a number of stories showing how much cheaper, in total, owning a Tesla can be compared to common gas-powered economy cars. While the purchase price of cars like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are a lot lower than a basic Model 3, the costs of ICE (internal combustion engine) maintenance and fuel often end up adding up to more than what the Model 3 would have cost. Despite this, people keep buying the "cheaper" cars


Volkswagen ID.3 vs. Volkswagen Golf — 5 Year Cost of Ownership Comparison

September 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For this analysis, I'm comparing the Volkswagen ID.3 to the lowest trim Volkswagen Golf and the highest trim Golf, but not adding any options/extras. The ID.3 likely has top-of-the-line technology, so even the base ID.3 should probably be compared to higher-trim versions of the Volkswagen Golf. Consider this an unfair handicap for the incumbents


Tesla Model 3 vs. BMW 230i, 330i, 440i, & i3s

July 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I've been thoroughly digging through our archives lately and ran across a series of articles published in the middle of 2017 that seemed to be worth a refresh and rerun. These are simple comparisons I conducted between the Tesla Model 3 and other premium-class cars in its general price range and size. Let's revisit how current BMW options compare to the Model 3, this time adding in some 5 year cost of ownership scenarios


Sorry, Elon — I Overestimated The Costs Of The Tesla Model 3

October 13th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

For this article, I wanted to correct and update estimates of the maintenance and repair costs of the Model 3 based on some research I’ve done. Aside from updating those figures and the total cost of ownership (TCO) conclusions, I also wanted to compare the Model 3 to a couple more cars



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