14. Cost Of Ownership
Let’s it, a Tesla is a very expensive car to own. And owning a Tesla is often not as much for the environment as it is a status symbol. With that being said, the cost of ownership on a Tesla is astronomical when you compare it to other types of cars. Sure the Tesla doesn’t require an oil change like a conventional fossil fuel car. But you will have to spend a pretty penny on getting the Tesla recommended annual inspection, which can be $680. In addition to that, the cost of a battery replacement can be thousands.
Tesla is constantly operating in a low power state to protect its expensive electronics from the elements. There are going to be parts of your car that will need to be replaced from time to time. Just the Cybertruck alone has a plethora of digital and LED lighting all around the vehicle, none of which is cheap to replace.