This is the true expense associated with owning a Tesla Model 3.

The Tesla Model Y is presently present. Given that EVs like the Tesla require less maintenance than their ICE-powered competitors,

it should come as no surprise that Kelley Blue Book's "5-Year Cost of Ownership" awards for 2022 include a Tesla Model 3.

The Audi A4, Lexus IS, and BMW 3 Series are gasoline-powered competitors in Tesla's premium market,

according to Kelley Blue Book editors, but maintenance and operation costs for the popular electric vehicle are far lower.

The expected cost of Model 3 maintenance over 10 years is between $3,000 and $4,000.

This is around half the maintenance expense of conventional premium automobiles.

The three-year maintenance cost of a RWD Tesla Model 3 is around $10,000 ($14,000 in Australian dollars) cheaper

than that of a normal gasoline-powered vehicle, according to this calculation.