Tesloop Teslas are Joining the High Mile Club



Hi everyone. How’s your July going? Things are hot here in Japan, but hopefully some high-mile news should prove refreshing. I knew it was only a matter of time (and miles) before electric cars started accumulating those precious miles, and it looks like it’s finally starting to happen.  Over at Electrek is a story of a Tesla that has hit the big 400, 000 mile marker. I am not aware of another electric vehicle with those numbers (at least that I know of.)

Here are some interesting tidbits from the article.

– The first battery swap happened at 194, 000 miles. Pretty amazing.

– The battery was changed twice during the 400,000 miles.

– The interior has held up quite well.

– The Tesla was being used by a shuttle service called Tesloop, so I guess we could call this a fleet vehicle.

– The car had a maintenance cost of 19,000 dollars, which was WAY below the costs of gasoline fleets vehicle, often quote in the 80-90,000 dollar range.

Anyways, go read the story. It’s impressive that electric cars have the low maintenance cost that could allow them to hit millions of miles. Though we aren’t quite there with battery tech yet. Hopefully soon.

Update: Here is Tesloop’s original blog post on their amazing model S.


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  1. According to the maintenance spreadsheet on my 1994 Acura Legend (now at 563,000 miles) it cost $23,024 to get from zero to 400,000 miles. So honestly not that much more than the Tesla cost to maintain. 🙂 Pretty sweet article, thanks for sharing!

  2. Okay, I got a 2012 Nissan Versa S with a 5-speed about a month ago at an auction for only $3085. It had only 47,000 miles… but wait!

    Let’s assume 5 people are riding in it on a 5 mile carpool drive for 5 days a week. That’s 2600 miles a year. Oh the joy of carpooling in this car!

    Now let’s say they work together for 40 years. That’s 104,000 miles overall. Assuming $3 gas and 40 miles per gallon, we’re looking at $7800 over 40 years or just $39 a person. That’s barely over $3 a month ($3,25 to be exact)

    Let’s also assume only about $1000 in depreciation for the retro cool factor, taxes ($20 a year for registration renewal and $300 one time tax), insurance ($400 a year via USAA due to low mileage discount), a new set of tires every decade ($200), an oil change every 2 years for $5 a pop, and about $100 a year in repairs.

    Overall cost? $26,800 / 5 / 40 years = $134 a year person. This equates to just under 54 cents a day.

    Now let’s assume you rip out the trunk and add two more seats. The amortized depreciation of the left front strut will…

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