With so many fuel and electric-powered vehicles on the market, it is easy to become inundated with information overload. When it comes to considering an electric or a gasoline-powered vehicle, there are many different aspects to take into consideration. One of the most important aspects is the cost of ownership. Across the board, the Tesla Model 3 is making waves in the industry as a surprisingly cost-effective electric vehicle option.
Cost of Ownership: Tesla Model 3 vs. Acura TLX
Tesla vehicles are powered by a sophisticated electric engine that requires charges to keep it running at maximum efficiency. Looking at the charging power and engine on the Model 3, the vehicle has been proven to be extremely practical when it comes to the tangible cost of charging the car. Many owners easily drive their vehicles over hundreds of thousands of kilometres for a relatively low cost of charging the engine.
The actual cost of charging a Model 3 for over a hundred thousand kilometres is remarkably only about a couple of thousand CAD. Comparing this with a gasoline-fueled competitor like the Acura TLX, and the Tesla comes out on top. The average fuel cost for a hundred thousand kilometres on an Acura TLX would be somewhere around ten thousand CAD, depending on the cost of gasoline.
Cost of Maintenance
Owners of Tesla model vehicles are pleasantly surprised by the relatively low cost of maintenance associated with their vehicle. With an electric vehicle, there are not as many engine-related repairs and standard maintenance requirements. In fact, most Tesla owners know that their largest cost of maintenance is simply getting new tires when their current tires are worn down and ready to change.
On the other hand, an Acura TLX requires oil changes every few thousand miles. This cost alone over the course of a vehicle’s longevity can amount to thousands of additional dollars in maintenance and repair. The impressive resilience of a Model 3 is demonstrated by the duration of the engine battery that can be charged time and time again with exceptional efficiency and strength, and it never needs an oil change at any point along the way.
When deciding between gasoline or electric power in a vehicle, there are many more considerations to compare with your lifestyle, budget, and goals. As just one example, while a Tesla Model 3 and an Acura TLX are both powerful cars with a lot to offer a driver, you’re not getting more power for your money with the Acura. The Acura TLX has a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine that boasts 355 horsepower, while a Model 3 is equally as impressive with a top speed of 156 kilometres per hour and two electric motors pushing 335 kilowatts of power.
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