In the conversation around the financial and environmental value of electric cars, one topic that often comes up is cost. Is it financially feasible to drive one, and how much will it cost to repair? With Tesla's "free forever" supercharger access ending with new Model 3 owners, Statista has a look at how much it will cost to charge up. The program is still "free forever" for owners who purchased their cars before mid-January 2017, and owners of New Model S and Model X vehicles will get 400 kWh free annually.
The United States comes in at the lowest price point compared to the cost of superchargers around the world.
Tesla estimates that the cost of electricity at superchargers in the United States is about $0.11 per minute, and it would cost about $15 to go from Los Angeles to San Francisco. So how does that compare to gas prices? In brief, it would cost about $39.47 or $50.99 to travel between those two cities in cars that get 34 mpg or 24.8 mpg respectively. (For the former I plugged in a 2011 Honda Accord as an example of an 'average' car; the latter is based on 24.8 mpg, the national average in 2016.)
It's also important to note that road tax isn't applied to electric cars in all states. Regarding the hypothetical coastal road trip, it is applied in California.You will find more infographics at Statista