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Trade In A Used Mercedes For A New Tesla? Which Has Lower TCO?

August 4th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

This story is inspired by a friend from my day job who is a successful Technical Project Manager. I'm known at work as the "Tesla Guy" since I rave about the car if given the slightest opportunity, so when my friend Raquel Aluisy approached me for information on the car, I was more than happy to give her a test ride and explain what makes the Model 3 so special


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


Nissan Altima & Maxima vs. Tesla Model 3 — Cost Comparisons Over 5 Years

June 25th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

To satisfy my own curiosity (and, apparently, that of millions of other people), I've been running 5-year cost comparisons of the Tesla Model 3 and other top selling cars on the US market. This round of comparisons pits the Tesla Model 3 versus the Nissan Altima and Nissan Maxima


Toyota Corolla vs. Tesla Model 3 — Cost Comparisons Over 5 Years

June 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Let's start out by being very clear — in no universe should a Tesla Model 3 be competing with a Toyota Corolla on cost. The Model 3 is, objectively, a vastly superior vehicle. It is far safer, tremendously quicker, has much higher tech, is larger, and is considerably more prestigious. The only reason we're running this comparison is because, shockingly, the Tesla Model 3 does compete with the Toyota Corolla on cost


Shocker: Tesla Model 3 vs. Honda Civic — 15 Cost Comparisons Over 5 Years

June 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

When I got started on this analysis, I thought, "Well, looks like we finally have a car that is going to come out with a lower 5 year cost than a Tesla Model 3." Nonetheless, I was super curious to see the results and see how close the Model 3 came to different Civic trims. I did not expect that the Model 3 would beat the Civic on cost in several scenarios. Does it? Does it, really


Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Camry — 15 Cost Scenarios

May 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I've got another report here comparing the Tesla Model 3 to a top selling car in the USA.The Model 3 was the 5th best selling car in the USA in the second half of 2018, the 11th best in all of 2018, and the 13th best in the first quarter of 2019. The Toyota Camry was the top selling car in the USA in 2018 and has long been at or near the top of the list


Remember What We’re Fighting For, People

March 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

We have the privilege and honor of covering some really cool products, events, and people here on CleanTechnica, and that makes it really easy to get caught up in the hype. A new car, a faster charging system, a longer-range e-bike, an internet-connected indoor air quality monitor, yeah, ok, so we're geeks, but we're cool with that


Tesla Model S Charging Cost After 17,000 km = $70

September 2nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

We've had the first Tesla Model S in our Tesla Shuttle fleet for 3 months now. We've put 17,000 kilometers (~10,500 miles) on it. One of several reasons the business idea originally made sense to us was that we'd have almost no operational costs for the car itself. Most of the charging stations in our home city are free and Tesla's Superchargers are of course free (for vehicles up to a certain production date)



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