With a promised price tag of less than $50,000 (after a $7,500 federal tax credit), the new Tesla Model S sedan is certainly a good deal cheaper than Tesla’s pricey roadster, not to mention its competitors, but according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, it’s actually quite a bargain compared to your run-of-the-mill sedan as well. As Musk tells it, “the ownership cost of Model S, if you were to lease and then account for the much lower cost of electricity versus gasoline at a likely future cost of $4 per gallon, is similar to a gasoline car with a sticker price of about $35,000.”
— Tesla CEO says Model S isn’t really expensive, when you think about it
Holy crap, they better not fuck this car up like Chevy did with the Volt, which started out looking cool and ended up looking like something my grandmother would turn down because of how uncool it is. Right now, I’m driving a F150 that gets about 20 miles to the gallon, would be nice to be able to drive down to my mother’s place 300 miles away and only spend about 10 bucks.
Oh wait, it’s range is what? fuuuuck…