People are astounded by the astonishingly low electricity bill needed to sustain a Tesla for an entire year.

People are taken back by the surprisingly low electricity costs associated with owning a Tesla for an entire year. Despite the initial steep price tag of Tesla vehicles, the ongoing expense for electricity appears to be significantly lower than expected.

As electric cars gain popularity, the potential buyers may be reconsidering due to the increasing electricity rates.

Recently, on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), an individual shared their electric bill after owning a Tesla for a year, and the amount was shockingly low. They humorously captioned the post: “First bill in 12 months. ‘This sucks.'” This sarcastic remark highlighted their astonishment upon discovering that their electricity bill totaled just $2.37 (£1.89) for the entire year.

But how is this possible? Upon closer examination, it becomes evident that the process is still quite expensive. The person’s cover photo showcased a Tesla Powerwall, a sizable battery that integrates with the home’s power system, particularly beneficial if equipped with solar panels. This setup allows surplus solar energy to charge the Powerwall, which subsequently powers the car. However, Powerwalls come with a substantial price tag, ranging from $11,500 (£9,000) to $15,000 (£11,800).

For those intending to keep their Tesla for an extended period, this expenditure may be perceived as somewhat justified, potentially proving cost-effective in the long haul. However, not everyone has the financial capacity to make such an investment.

In response to the Tesla owner’s humorous post, commentators jokingly suggested starting a GoFundMe campaign to assist him. Others pretended to empathize with his situation. Once again, Tesla has made headlines this year with the introduction of their latest innovation: the Cybertruck.