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      06-23-2022, 02:29 PM   #348
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Originally Posted by chad86tsi View Post
Even at current record gas prices of $4.50, it's $2027 in annual fuel cost. If gas went back to $2.50 we ar elooking at $1127
If we went back to $0.01 per gallon, it would only be $4.45 for a year! But at the more likely (than $2.50) $10 per gallon, it's 4500 per year. Still, a long time to meet the cost difference. Then again, a Model 3 isn't your only option. Using the Nissan Leaf as an example, you're already ahead with it on cost, even with the model with a bigger battery.

"Current record gas prices" is only of you look at the last 10 years. June 2008 gas prices were a bit over $5.30 per gallon, adjusted for inflation.

10 years ago, EVs were far more expensive to operate and we'll never see more than a few thousand examples on the road. 10 years from now, it'll be cheaper than today.
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