Choosing an Electric car as your new car can be a pretty life-changing decision. Even so, choosing to begin owning a Tesla can change the game even more. Due to the fact the Tesla’s have access to supercharging stations and standard charging stations alike, it makes their vehicles a prime option for anyone looking to purchase an electric car. This article series is going to be researching the pros, cons, and bottom like of purchasing a Tesla vehicle in your state, which today is Florida.
- Tesla Supercharging situation is one of the best in the nation in Florida. From the panhandle down to Miami, there are no real major gaps in Florida that don’t have charging stations.
- All Wheel Drive models of the Model 3, Model S, and Model X are great and can be useful during the rainy seasons.
- At home charging means that you won’t need these charging stations, unless you decide to take a road trip. An at home charger is highly recommended for any electric car.
- Gas costs – Florida currently ranks #27 in gas prices (1 being cheapest and 50 being the most expensive).
- Only the Model 3 requires you pay at a supercharger, but electricity is still cheaper than gas (see above).
- If you purchase a Model S or X your supercharging is free, so over time your car is cheaper to maintain.
- Tesla cars will (obviously, but sometimes forgotten) not need oil changes. This also adds to the “cheaper to maintain” model.
- Tesla Vehicles need brake replacements every 100,000 miles! Due to the regenerative breaking, you can go longer without using your break.
- The acceleration… any Tesla model is punchy and fun to drive.
- Tesla vehicles come with an App!! That’s right, your car can be preheated, turned on, and even moved by your phone.
- Your phone is your key on your Tesla… so there’s no need for the key chain.
- Florida has optimum climate conditions for owning a Tesla, so you can expect to keep 100% of the charge almost 100% of the time.
- If you do live in a charging gap, it can make long trips harder to accomplish.
- Tesla presence in Florida isn’t all that large. We are still waiting for more service stations and stores.
- The cheapest Tesla you can buy will set you back at least $35,000. And that model is hidden from public eye.
- The all-wheel-drive cars are pretty expensive.
- If you do happen to run out of charge on the road… there’s no real back up plan.