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Worst Depreciating Vehicles, McLaren P1, Tesla Model S: Today's Car News

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Today at The Car Connection, Elon Musk said The New York Times review cost Tesla $100 million, and Chrysler issued a recall for the 2013 200 and Dodge Avenger. There's a new muscle car stamp being offered by the U.S. Postal Service, and McLaren revealed the P1 supercar. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection.

We drove the 2013 Nissan Sentra and were impressed with its fuel economy.

Here are the vehicles under $50,000 that depreciate the fastest.

The U.S. Postal Service and Richard Petty introduced a new muscle car stamp.

Here are some facts about teen driver deaths in 2012.

McLaren revealed the P1 supercar before its Geneva Motor Show debut.

Elon Musk said The New York Times review of the Model S cost Tesla $100 million.

Is Volkswagen going to putt the XL1's powertrain in the Up minicar?

Chrysler recalled the 2013 200 and Dodge Avenger due to a possible fuel tank issue.

Nissan's planning a GT-R Nismo for 2014.

Cadillac's bringing the 1,000-horsepower Sixteen Concept to the Amelia Island Concours.

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  1. of course the Tesla S has the worst depreciation characteristics. half the price of the car is the battery, which, price wise, is not the fuel tank, its the fuel itself. Simply, every stored KwH cost 500 dollars, and is usable about 2000 times, IF charged slowly, and 1000 times or less if Supercharged. So its up to 50 cents per use, multiplied by 60-85. That's a chunk of money!! However the better place model separates the car and battery, so the owner pays for the use, for the miles, not to own the battery. Once the battery's depreciates (for the battery owner, better place!!!) its taken off line and recycled, either as is, or for the very valuable Lithium inside!! The car owner is totally unconcerned with the depreciation of the battery!!
     
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  2. the Model S has no depreciations because it not on the list!!!!!
     
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  3. Yuval, where do you get your information? The Model S 85kWh battery pack, which costs $12,000 to replace, doesn't even come close to half the price of the car. The price per kWh is $141, not $500. And by the way, the EPA estimates that the average owner will save $9,100 in fuel costs during the first five years of ownership. If you drive 20,000 miles/year that savings will be on the order of $15,000. Battery life is NOT affected by using Tesla's Superchargers; it is only affected by using "Range Charging Mode" which charges the lithium cells to 100% instead of the usual 90%. Lastly, the 85kWh battery pack has an 8-year unlimited mileage warranty.
     
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