How Much Does a Tesla Semi Cost to Fill Up?
The Tesla Semi, which costs $150, already outperforms the diesel vehicles
that now rule the trucking sector in terms of cost of operations per mile.
Cost means that before the Tesla Semi actually starts saving money in comparison to the diesel status quo
it would need to travel more than a million miles.
In contrast, according to the average cost of electricity in the US
a Tesla Semi would use less than 2kWh of electricity per mile, or around 26 cents.
What's exciting about this is that just fuel savings alone will save them more than 60% on the first day.
Tesla estimates that over a million miles of driving, Semi-Truck owners will save $200k.
Most semi-truck EV manufacturers estimate that they use 2 to 2.5 kWh per mile, and with current electricity costs
between $0.1 and $0.20/KWh, the EV truck might be as much as $0.50/mile more cost-effective to operate.
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