23: A More Expensive Tire
On top of the fact that the maintenance for an electric car is more expensive, the tires also cost more. Electric cars are fast, sometimes scary fast, and this requires a special type of rubber on your wheels. The average tire for a Tesla model runs between $140 and $350 per tire, and that’s if you don’t opt for a higher-end tire.
You don’t want to skimp on quality because Tesla uses self-driving technology as well. If a tire were to burst, the results could be catastrophic. Whereas your run-of-the-mill muscle car can operate with just about any tire brand, although many enthusiasts are going to go for the better options as well.