No, I’m not talking about range – the perpetual first question in any discussion with non-ev-drivers. I talking about a survey by the RAC, a motoring organisation in the UK, which found that Tesla drivers drive more miles on average than drivers of any other car.
In the first three years of owning a new car, Tesla drivers cover an average of 12,459 miles a year. Meanwhile, Mercedes owners clocked 12,100 miles each year, and Volvo owners averaged 11,578 miles.
This compares to an average of 10,377 miles per year for the average of all cars in their first three years of ownership, according to the Department of Transport.
I can corroborate. I drove an average of 10,000 miles a year in the 10 years I owned a Mercedes E Class. Since I have owned a Tesla Model X I have driven 15,000 in nine months and it would have been more if the Coronavirus hadn’t pretty much put paid to driving.
Electrek, who reported on the RAC survey, concludes: “Electric cars with bigger batteries and faster charging get driven and charged more.”
That is true – but the main thing is they are just so much more fun to drive!