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      11-17-2019, 11:31 PM   #2459
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still not seeing where people are getting $20k for battery replacement. As of last year it was $5k. If it costs me $5k for a new battery after 6-8 years, compare this:

(15k miles / year)/(25 mpg) = 600 gallons / year on gas.

At current California prices of $4.69 for premium (if I got the X5) that would be 600 * 4.69 = ~$2800 / year on gas alone.

$2800*6 years = almost $17,000.
Maybe they are including the cost of charging the battery daily.
I was curious about this too. I've asked some TESLA (...or BMW i-vehicles) how much their electricity bill increased. Some get by charging on someone else's dollar, but for those that charge at home, they've seen increases in the $50-100 range.