A Thread in General Forum was discussing the financial income level needed to own a Model S:
I have been running some numbers lately.
Unfortunately i still don't own a Tesla Model S... I lease a Honda Odyssey 2012 EX-L.
Managed to negotiate a pretty good $415 a month (valued $32000) for 3 years with 15k a year, By the way i am already out of warranty (36k miles) after 20 months!!
So.. after 3 years this would be my out of pocket cost:
$11666 gas for 60000 miles(my expected mileage) @ 18 m/gal @ $3.5 per gal.
$4500 -15000 over mileage charge @0.30 cent a mile per contract.
Total over 3 years $33106
Estimated Tesla Model s 85 kw without tech Package financed for 6 years.
$5000 down out of $79900.
$5000 - Estimated Taxes and fees in Florida.
$39200 - 36 payments based on $1088 a month @ %1.5 from Alliant Credit Union.
$2163 electricity based on Tesla calculator of 0.036 cents per mile @ $0.11 kwh and 60000 miles over 3 years(NOT deducting free cost of supercharger charges).
-$7500 Federal tax refund.
-$50000 Estimated resale value of 3 year old Tesla s 85 with 60000 miles(probably even much higher based on today's Used price sale figures).
$38,343.08 - loan Balance after 3 years.
Total over 3 years $32206.08 !!!
Total over 3 years for model s 60 priced $72k with Supercharger enabled $28967 !!!
Based on same terms above, resale value of $45000 after 3 years.
I might be wrong in my estimates both ways, but i am leaving proof of a $32k ICE car Owner/lessee paying more or very similar to a Tesla Model S Owner over 3 year Ownership, not counting of course the non Economic advantages of the Tesla Model S.