Electric cars like Tesla have been gaining popularity in recent years. However, one concern that potential buyers have is the cost of electricity. Despite the initial high price of a Tesla, the ongoing expenses for electricity might deter some people from making the purchase.

Recently, on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), someone made a post about their electric bill after owning a Tesla for a whole year. The amount they shared was astonishingly low, just $2.37 (£1.89) for the entire year. They sarcastically captioned the post: “First bill in 12 months. ‘This sucks.’”

You might be wondering, how is this possible? Well, let’s take a closer look. In the person’s post, they featured a Tesla Powerwall in their cover photo. A Powerwall is a large battery that works with the home’s power system and is especially beneficial if you have solar panels installed. This setup allows excess solar energy to charge the Powerwall, which can then be used to power the car.

While this may seem like a great way to save on electricity costs, it’s important to note that Powerwalls come with a hefty price tag, ranging from $11,500 (£9,000) to $15,000 (£11,800). For some people, this investment may be justifiable if they plan to keep their Tesla for a long time and it proves to be cost-effective in the long run. However, not everyone has the financial means to make such an investment.

In response to the Tesla owner’s sarcastic post, commenters joked about starting a GoFundMe campaign to help them out. It’s clear that the low electricity bill was quite a surprise and impressed many people. Despite these low costs, it’s important to remember that Tesla cars still come with a high initial price tag.

Tesla continues to make headlines with their latest innovation, the Cybertruck. This new electric pickup truck has been generating a lot of buzz and excitement among car enthusiasts. As electric vehicles become more popular, it’s crucial to consider both the benefits and potential expenses associated with owning one.

So, if you’re considering buying a Tesla, keep in mind that while the electricity costs may be surprisingly low, the initial investment in a Powerwall or solar panels can be quite significant. It’s important to weigh these factors and determine what works best for your budget and lifestyle.