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Bargain-hunter, serial entrepreneur, and reformed journalist Jason Calacanis thinks we’re all missing out an a huge deal: you can get free transportation for life from Tesla.Of course, a Tesla will run you $50,000 to $100,000+.
Founder (and friend) Elon Musk doesn’t just want you to drive the fastest, sexiest and most modern car ever built — that’s too easy for our generation’s da Vinci. No, Elon wants you to drive the hottest car anywhere at any time for free. For the rest of your life.
On Sept. 24, Elon shared his “Supercharger” stations with the world — and few people paid attention! Folks were so caught up in the car, and perhaps him docking with the International Space Station a couple of times I guess.
Oh yeah, the presidential candidate no one will remember and we’ll never hear from again (Rommey? Ronnie? I can’t remember), was playing dirty politics calling Elon and the car of the year company “a loser.”
Seriously, you call the heir to Steve Jobs and the second coming of da Vinci a loser? Only a hedge fund dbag could do that.
Let’s forget the politics and get back to the narrative:
1. Supercharging stations cost very little to install
2. They are solar powered
3. They can dump 150 miles of drive time into your car in an hour
4. They’re popping up all over California, and Tesla is going to install them across the USA and Canada
5. They are free to use if you own a Tesla Model S
6. They’re underutilized today, so they actually put more energy into the grid than they use
Is your mind blown yet? If not, read that list a couple of times and think to yourself, “How much do I spend on gas a month? A year? A decade and in a lifetime?”
I used to spend $250 a month, $3k a year, $30k a decade, and if I drive for 50 years that is $150k. If you make a middle-class salary of, say, $40k to $60k after tax in the USA, you’re spending 5% to 15% of it on gas. I know, a lot of folks make less than that, but I assume they’re taking the bus more often than not.