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    Think of the oil barrons!

    http://stoptesla.com/

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    That's hilarious. There's even a real Change.org petition (which frankly doesn't speak well of the legitimacy of Change.org petitions) with 51 signatures!

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    After 2 years 3 months of waiting, I finally got the call today that my Tesla Model 3 is ready to be shipped!

    I am super excited!!!!

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    Very cool! does it just drive itself to your house now?

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    I've got a coworker with a Model 3, it's pretty cool. He got the extended range battery, but honestly, for the price... $9,000 to take you from 220->310 miles... I don't know what decision I'd make, personally.

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    Well if I was going to be "logical" about it I would never even consider buying the car. Every buyer realizes the price we're paying includes a premium for helping Tesla survive and prove a point. And maybe help change the world in a small way.

    Other than that, I have yet to read of anyone who bought one and regretted their choice, so I think I'll be good.

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    Need to send this to some coworkers.


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    Why is he even at a gas station!?!?

    I feel like people are staring at me when I have to get gas in my Volt. "Oh look, Mr too good for gas needs some gas". Probably not though, I don't think most people even know how the Volt works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnorlin View Post
    I feel like people are staring at me when I have to get gas in my Volt. "Oh look, Mr too good for gas needs some gas". Probably not though, I don't think most people even know how the Volt works that I'm driving a Volt, because most people don't actually spend a ton of time thinking about the make and model of the cars around them at the gas station, so I'm probably overthinking things due to my crippling electric-car-related insecurity.
    FTFY!

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    Fuel cost! I figured out my kWh used over the previous 12 months and multiplied it by my electricity rate (~$0.16 incl. fees/taxes) and got my fuel cost. Approximately $336/yr or $28/mo. Averaged out over the year of course. Winter definitely uses more power in battery conditioning and heating. Based on the same mileage in the Honda CR-V that we sold I would have spent about $950 at today's gas price, plus all the other ICE maintenance. So far my Leaf maintenance is $0.

    Gnorloin have you figured out any similar numbers? I'm curious about the BEV/PHEV comparison.

    12moleafcost.JPG

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