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Electric vehicles are the future, but that doesn’t mean consumers are stampeding to dealerships to make the switch. While electric vehicles are improving, there is still a lot of work to be done. Practicality is still a big issue with many EVs. Some drivers still view EVs as inferior to gas-powered vehicles. This Tesla Model X proves that EVs can last just as long as gas-powered vehicles with proper maintenance.

Tesla Model X racks up 400,000 miles

A white Tesla Model X.
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Since electric vehicles are still so new to the automotive industry, it’s hard to tell how long they will last compared to gas-powered vehicles. Conventional gas vehicles can last up to 200,000 miles when properly maintained. Electric vehicles have been theorized to last much longer than gas vehicles but do they really live up to that expectation?

According to Electrek, one Tesla Model X lasted up to 400,000 miles. This proves that EVs have the potential to outlast gas-powered vehicles if properly maintained. It also debunks the myth that EVs are inherently unreliable.

Vehicles that can still drive well with high mileage can save drivers thousands of dollars on a new vehicle purchase. As the automotive industry shifts to electric, it’s also important for consumers to know that new EVs can last as long as their old vehicles.

Is the Model X worth the price?

A blue Tesla Model X 90D full electric luxury crossover SUV car on display at Brussels Expo on January 9, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.
A Tesla Model X | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

Tesla Model X Long Range models start at $91,190. The electric SUVs are the second most luxurious Teslas behind the Tesla Model S. As far as luxury SUVs go, the Model X is an anomaly in many ways. The exterior makes the electric SUV look like a futuristic spaceship.

The Tesla Model X includes Tesla’s standard autopilot feature. It also is one of the few electric SUVs that completely gets rid of range anxiety. Most electric vehicles have a range limited to under 300 miles per single charge. The Model X is estimated to travel an astounding 360 miles on a single charge.

The Tesla Model X’s infotainment system, many exclusive features, range, and speed make it a tough electric SUV to compete with. Its $90,000+ price tag also makes it one of the least attainable electric vehicles on the market today. If you’re looking for range, great acceleration, and an electric SUV that can stand the test of time, the Model X is well worth it.

How much does it cost to maintain a Model X?

The Tesla Model X | Axel Schmidt/Getty Images for Greentech Festival

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The Tesla Model X may be able to last for 400,000 miles, but that doesn’t mean the electric SUV is cheap or easy to maintain. In fact, Tesla repairs are some of the most unreasonably expensive repairs. The owner of the 400k mile Model X spent over $29,000 on repairs in just four years.

Tesla models are also among some of the most expensive vehicles to insure. The Tesla Model X isn’t a cheap vehicle, and it certainly isn’t cheap to own. It does, however, provide an experience that few can relate to.