Living in a big city, there is always the discussion of whether you drive or take public transport (train, bus, etc.) Usually the public transport is the cheapest, fastest way (if it is the train) way to get into your place of work... not any more. If you live in Chicago neighborhoods and work downtown, and you commute with at least one other person (in my example, my wife) when you go to work, we have discovered it is cheaper to drive your Tesla than it is to take public transport. Here is my rationale: Unless you have no children, live right in the downtown area, and have no regular reason to go out beyond the city radius (such as family visits to the suburbs), you will own a car - that is unavoidable for most people. Because of this, you will have to pay all the regular car expenses such as insurance, registration, and at least an annual checkup to ensure the car is still in good working order, even if you don't drive it. There are no maintenance liquids required for the Tesla, so all the fuel bill is zero. You can get a Mon-Fri parking garage downtown for less than $200/month - plenty of options available. We got one for $180/month. The CHEAPEST train passes you can get are $105/month CTA tickets for the train. For 2 people = $210/month, however commute time increases by 30 minutes due to walking to the station. Travel by Tesla = $180/month + unavoidable expenses for vehicle ownership Travel by CTA = $210/month + unavoidable expenses for vehicle ownership Saving = $30/month One would argue you are driving the vehicle more, increasing wear and tear. However the wear and tear cost would not be more than $30/month. AND some garages have free charging stations inside them, saving you electricity for home charging. Everyone's situation is different, but it is looking that we never have a need to commute into work via public transport ever again provided the car is in working order as it is not only faster, but cheaper too. Just thought I would share this. FYI - we own a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range We have no auto pilot, no plus features, no extras of any kind. The bare basics model, and it works wonderfully. All those extra perks you can get like web browsing, Tesla music streaming, etc. are fun, but not really necessary for regular commuting.