Tesla Driver Shares How Much Six Months Of Electric Cost And How Much Money It's Saved Him On Fuel

By Harsh Rana in News On 8th July 2024

A Tesla driver has sparked envy among other drivers by revealing how much money he's managed to save by paying for electricity instead of fuel.

Owners of fuel-powered cars have often chuckled at those who rushed to buy a Cybertruck.

This reaction comes especially after the majority of these vehicles were recalled for a fourth time due to a major fault.

Despite this, one Tesla driver has ultimately had the last laugh.

More and more people are considering going electric Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

While the debate continues on whether or not to switch from fuel-powered cars to electric ones, one driver has already made the leap and is enjoying the many benefits.

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Tesla driver Bilal Sattar took to Twitter on January 18 to share his experience and compare the costs of running a car on fuel versus electricity.

He wrote, "Six months and roughly 10k miles I've spent only $573 to charge. An equivalent gas car at $4/gallon would have cost roughly $2400."

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In total, Sattar saved a whopping $1,800.  The screenshot he shared came from the Tesla app, which offers a handy comparison between electric and fuel costs.

This feature is a great way to ensure that new Tesla owners don’t get cold feet and consider switching back to fuel-powered vehicles.

However, despite what it might appear, it isn’t as simple as electric charges just costing less than fuel.

No, no, that would be a little too convenient. 

Sattar himself explained that he takes full advantage of any locations that offer free charging.

Free chargers are rare and are often only found in areas that are piloting new charging locations.

The Tesla driver shared how much he had saved on fuel in six months X / @bilalsattar

But Sattar’s smart thinking doesn’t stop there. He also has another key to his success.

A few months ago, he shared an electric bill on his Twitter feed that shows he actually put wattage into the grid rather than taking it out.

For most people, there's really only one way to do that – by using solar panels.

Lining your home with solar panels has long been a strategy for saving money. 

However, it's only in recent years that we've developed the ingenuity to use that same energy to charge our electric vehicles.

Sattar could very well serve as an excellent ambassador for the numerous benefits of solar panels, electric vehicles, and utilizing free charging ports. 

He exemplifies the potential advantages of adopting these sustainable technologies for your home.

If it works, it works. And who doesn’t want to save money?