Any vehicle maintenance costs are mostly labour/time $$$sdirkdiggler wrote:?..... With the Tesla cars, we either will get battery failure or drive unit issues. The bearing problem has been fixed and although I don't know the actual cost, it is covered under the 8 yr warranty. As it was a simple bearing replacement, I woulhd imagine the cost to be fairly minimal. Same with the battery being covered under warranty. You should not have any other significant issues with the vehicle. Much less than a comparable mileage ICE, where you have to worry about belts, coolant system, engine, spark plugs, exhaust, oil pump, fuel pump and the other 4,000 moving parts. As a whole the Telsa will end up with much less maintenance then a similar high end used vehicle. ..
Modern ice's are very reliable , 100-200k miles can be expected without major work beyond routine checks anf lubricants etc. ICE vehicle knowhow is everywhere and competitive, compared to EV know how, or authorised service with the consequent cost premium.
Let us know how any major repairs or battery replacement costs work out for you.
Ironically, of the ICE' s that i have had in the past 10 years, the only parts that have failed under the hood, have been the starter batteries....they are in my experience, the most unreliable part on any car....guaranteed to fail within 4-5 years !