Is a Tesla worth it?

Cen'taysia Nelson, Feature Editor

Having an electric car is cool and new and this generation’s main type of dream car nowadays. But is it safe and worth it? One of the main electric cars on the market is the Tesla. It’s a very nice vehicle. People can get a  car or truck depending on what type of vehicle they want.

Tesla has been around since 2003 there are 4 models currently available, the Model X, Model S, Model 3, and Model Y. Model S costs $94,490 dollars, Model 3 is $57,490, Model x is $120,490, and Model Y is $64,990. There so so many upsides to having an electric car but there are also many risks.               

“Electric vehicles made by Tesla and other manufacturers have been found to sometimes catch fire if their battery packs have been damaged in accidents. These high-voltage fires generate intense heat and can be difficult to put out,” according to the  New York Times website. Electric cars contain high-voltage batteries that could lead to electrocution, and they don’t make much noise when running so they are more likely to collide with pedestrians and bicyclists.

“Tesla is a leading producer of EVs that has received criticism over the safety of their vehicles’ batteries, largely in response to a crash in Indiana involving their Model S,” according to By Car Accident Help on February 10, 2018. Insurance on electric cars would run 1,000 more than on a regular car. So people shouldn’t get the car if they can’t afford it and the maintenance needed to keep up on it. 

But there are also many upsides to having a Telsa. Frist big upside is gas, especially now gas is near 4.96 everywhere because of the war between Russia and Ukraine.  Those who have Teslas have told me they can pay 15 dollars to charge their car plus the cord they have to pay for, but they’re done in the likes of 30 minutes. Don’t get me wrong, gas is faster but costs way more. So if the option was available, I would buy a Tesla. They are nice inside and out for sure.