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.