What’s the cost of electric cars?
Are they worth the cost?
The electric vehicle debate is heating up, and one question is gaining traction: How much does a Tesla electric car cost?
A Tesla Model S sedan starts at $35,000, or about $9,500 after incentives.
The average electric car costs $55,000 in the United States, according to Edmunds.
That’s a little more than $10,000 higher than the average hybrid car, but it’s still $10 lower than the price of a new Honda Accord.
And that’s assuming you get a $100,000 discount.
If you’re a Tesla owner, that number jumps to more than double the cost, according the electric vehicle site Edmunds, and that’s with a $50,000 tax credit.
It’s a big jump from the $30,000 range Tesla offered before the tax credit expired, but a Tesla spokesman says the company doesn’t offer discounts on new models.
The biggest change, he says, is the number of EVs on the road.
“The Tesla fleet is expanding, and we’re adding a new model every week,” he said in an email.
“Tesla has a range of 200 miles (310 kilometers) on a single charge, and the current Tesla Model X can go from zero to 60 mph in about 3.6 seconds.
That means you can travel more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) in less than 3 minutes.”
Electric vehicles are the fastest-growing segment in the U.S. and are growing fast.
According to the latest report from Edmunds (pdf), the electric car market grew by 15.7% in 2017.
That growth is outpacing the 10.4% annual growth in the total car market.
Tesla said last year that it had more than 1,200 electric vehicles on the roads.
Tesla is now building its own fleet, but its first car is expected to be released later this year.
In the United Kingdom, which has a reputation for being slow to embrace the electric vehicles, electric cars account for less than 1% of total car sales in 2018, according Edmunds data.
And while that may seem like a small fraction of sales, the market for electric vehicles is growing, and a number of countries are planning to start allowing them to sell in their national markets.
The UK is one of the most electrified countries in the world, with about 70% of households having electric cars.
The average household in the UK has a Tesla.
The number of electric vehicles in the country is growing rapidly, but not fast enough to outpace the demand.
The European Union is considering an ambitious plan to make electric vehicles more affordable, but the idea is likely to fall short because of political barriers, as well as lack of technical ability.
In Europe, many governments have decided to tax electric cars, which could be viewed as a tax on consumers, not on the vehicles themselves.
In Denmark, the average tax rate for electric cars is 25%.