People are stunned by the cost of electricity needed to power a Tesla for an entire year…

People are stunned by the cost of electricity needed to power a Tesla for an entire year. Despite the hefty upfront price tag of Tesla vehicles, the ongoing operating expenses could deter potential buyers. While electric cars are gaining popularity, the rising electricity costs may give some consumers pause.

RecentIy, on X (formerly known as Twitter), a man shared his electric bill after a year of owning a Tesla – and the amount was indeed surprising. The man sarcastically captioned the post: “First time I have had a bill within the last 12 months.

‘This sucks.’ This sarcastic tone reflected his shock upon seeing that his electricity bill amounted to just $2.37 (£1.89) after a year.

But how is this possible? Upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent that the process is still quite expensive. The user’s cover photo displayed a Tesla Powerwall, a large battery that integrates with your home’s power system and is usefuI if you have soLar panels. This setup allows excess solar energy to charge the Powerwall, which in turn charges your car. However, Powerwalls come with a significant cost, ranging from $11,500 (£9,000) to $15,000 (£11,800).

If you plan to keep your Tesla for severai years, this expense may be justified to some extent, potentially making it cost-effective in the long run. However, not everyone has the means to make such an investment.

In response to the Tesla owner’s sarcastic post, commenters joked about starting a GoFundMe campaign to support him. Others expressed mock sympathy for his situation. Tesla gained attention again this year with the reIease of their latest creation: the Cybertruck.