There are no complaints: the owner of Tesla has not spent a single ruble for gas stations, parking and repairs in a year and a half

There are no complaints: the owner of Tesla has not spent a single ruble for gas stations, parking and repairs in a year and a half

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Famous racer and radio host Nikita Nebylitsky on his Facebook page described the last year and a half of owning a Tesla Model S electric car . Subscribers of Nebylitsky are slightly shocked — can this really be? The fact is that Nikita Evgenievich, while conducting an audit, voiced figures and facts that are difficult for an average car owner to understand and accept: no maintenance costs (even electricity!) and no breakdowns when running 50 thousand kilometers.

There are no complaints: the owner of Tesla has not spent a single ruble for gas stations, parking and repairs in a year and a half

To begin with, let's clarify: Nebylitsky lives in Spain (in the small town of Cambrils) and often travels on his Tesla. He admits that he learned to charge the car only after 20 thousand kilometers (it was not so easy to get out of the habit of refueling with gasoline). And the last 25 thousand kilometers, according to Nebylitsky, he does not charge the Tesla at home at all — only at special charging stations, of which there are countless in Europe (many supermarkets and parking lots have them all in the navigation database of an electric car). This "refueling" is free for Tesla owners and solves the issue of parking space: they are always available, but in the meantime you can take a walk, go to the store or to the hairdresser.

There are no complaints: the owner of Tesla has not spent a single ruble for gas stations, parking and repairs in a year and a half

Nikita Evgenievich says that you can still spend money on charging an electric car if you really need it. For example, it will cost about three euros to fully charge the battery at home — at the night rate. According to the rider, this will be enough for 338 kilometers of real mileage ("85 thousand watts-hour, at a consumption of 251 watts-hour per kilometer and at a price of 1 kWh at a night rate of 3 euro cents plus VAT").

But let's get to the most interesting part and start counting other people's money. Moreover, Nebylitsky has already voiced all the figures himself.

These are all the operating costs that Nebylitsky incurred for a year and a half (he paid for insurance twice). Let's fix and add: parking for electric cars is free, driving on toll roads is free, rubber ("I have a MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport and should be wiped off quickly, it's still native"), brake pads without replacement, THEN the racer did not ("unnecessary"). Sasha, the gardener, washed Nebylitsky's car only five times in a year and a half, because it is clean in Spain, the wipers and the cabin filter are still "native", no frost is needed.

There are no complaints: the owner of Tesla has not spent a single ruble for gas stations, parking and repairs in a year and a half

According to the rider, there are no visible and tangible traces of fifty thousand years of operation on his car yet. The battery capacity has also not changed operationally, there are no chips on the paint and glass, there are no scratches on the windshield from brushes, too, the interior is alive and cheerful (although this probably refers to the conditions of Spanish operation: without dirt and rain). There is still an open question with the quality of the Tesla warranty, since nothing has broken yet and Nebylitsky has not yet had time to test the service in action. But I managed to test another service from Tesla — unlocking the cabin at a distance.

There are no complaints: the owner of Tesla has not spent a single ruble for gas stations, parking and repairs in a year and a half

According to Nikita Evgenievich, the car itself is updated about once a month. During these one and a half years, the autopilot was turned on with updates and upgraded several times, taught the car itself to park along, across, diagonally, taught it to leave the parking lot itself (park and "park out" without a driver), opening and closing the garage gates if they have an electric drive and remote control, improved the Internet media player on the car. In addition, LTE was turned on instead of 3G ("for free Internet, which is really free in all European and non-European countries like Andorra and Gibraltar, which I visited on a Tesla"). All the characteristics of the route and all charging stations in Europe, Asia, Australia and America have appeared in the navigation of the car (the car can contact these stations itself while you are on the way and find out if there are places on them, how long it will take to charge and what you can do during this charging).

There are no complaints: the owner of Tesla has not spent a single ruble for gas stations, parking and repairs in a year and a half

At the end of his audit, Nebylitsky compares the Tesla Model S and the Porsche Panamera Turbo — "for the fun of it" — and notes that he does not pretend to be objective at all. It turns out, however, quite funny. And expensive.

There are no complaints: the owner of Tesla has not spent a single ruble for gas stations, parking and repairs in a year and a half

We also note that Nebylitsky emphasizes in his publication that he does not intend to change his Tesla yet ("unless a car with a capacity of 170 kWh appears") and once again focuses the attention of subscribers on his conclusion — humanity has not built anything better yet.

Keywords: Tesla | Spain | Electric car

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