Now the wait begins… I actually ordered it 8 days ago. I’m in Denmark (northern Europe, the old viking lands) and I’m building this website to make time go faster and to document my research.
Right now the powers that by, are deciding what to do about the “green energy initiative” and one of the things they want to do, is tax cars above a certain price threshold. That basically includes all Teslas.
So before that happens, I decided to blow my car budget and purchase a model 3.
I’ve owned all sorts of ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars and since I am swapping my current position out and have to drive 170 KM to work every shift (that’s twice a week in average I do 24 hour shifts as a fire fighter), I decided I needed something that would be a comfortable silent ride so I could arrive at work ready to go.
My current company car I have to give up. Before that, I had a Volvo V60. A very nice, safe car and comfortable too. But I sold when I was offered a company car and now that’s going away, the wife’s Renault Twingo is all that’s left…. and while that’s a great small city car, it’s not a car to ride 170 KM in at 5 AM in the morning.
So I did the math and between driving in the Twingo and driving in the Tesla Model 3 SR+, there is a price tag difference of $250.
My calculations might not apply to you, gasoline is super expensive here so the bulk savings are from that, but service savings are huge as well. Tesla’s just require less service than ICE cars. In fact, any true EV (electric vehicle) will do that, but right now, in my book, no other EV comes close to the Tesla Model 3. Also I need an EV with a towbar.
If you want to learn more about the cost of owning a Tesla Model 3, check out this video that I enjoyed (it’s not mine)
So I plan to expand this website, as I wait for my car to arrive. I’ll include a section with tips and tricks, good links and so on. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to let me know in the comments below.