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Estimating Tesla Network earnings...

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by fleetadmiral, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. fleetadmiral

    fleetadmiral New Member

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    According to Uber and Buzzfeed, Uber drivers earn about $25/hr on average.

    Assuming my Model 3 is able to earn (conservatively) $10/hr for 8 hrs/day as an autonomous taxi, thats about $2,400/month. After lease and charging costs, call it $1,500/month.

    What's to stop private citizens running their own 10 car fleet of Model 3's and earning $180,000/yr in profit??
     
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  2. cdub

    cdub Future Model 3 owner / Current original Leaf owner

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    Nothing.. except you need to store, clean, and maintain and charge all those cars so it's not all profit.

    Besides... There's no point building any business plans until one sees how much people will make on the network or how much the rides will be. It's anyone's guess. Remember Elon was comparing it to a bus ticket so don't get too excited about making money.
     
  3. roblab

    roblab Active Member

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    Demand?
     
  4. fleetadmiral

    fleetadmiral New Member

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    The cars can park themselves on the street so no need to store. They can drive themselves to a carwash autonomously. Maintenance is included in the lease. Agreed, costs will probably come swiftly down if lots of people add their car to the network. Pretty sure car rental and taxi companies will be decimated though... how can their margin be justified if private owners can offer their own cars with no overhead?

    "It's not Tesla versus Uber, it's the people versus Uber." - Elon
     
  5. Alketi

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    Nothing. That's exactly what what Tesla is hoping to create.
     
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    electracity Active Member

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    The reality in which we live.
     
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  7. AndiG Tahamata

    AndiG Tahamata New Member

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    Let's have some guesses:
    Other person(s) renting entire vehicle: $0.10/km or $0.16/mile

    You at wheel, hailing some on YOUR ROUTE (per person!) $0.05/km or $0.08/mile

    Do math.
    Imagine from both perspectives.
    Calculate per distance costs for own driven distance. And over lifetime of car.
    - Question will come up: when to sell / shred. Take yer time on this one! Take into account TN option and expected mileages over years, take some iterations of guessing and calculate. Take at hand one liner Tesla mission statement. Question what this could mean for a (Tesla) car...
    Compare ICEV vs BEV, construction vs operation.
    Sell: @ what mileage? & what selling price
    Shred: @ what mileage

    Do this for operating as Personally Owned <-> Tesla Network Vehicle.
    Question if vehicle on "exclusively personal use" is worth $s you miss by not making it part of fleet.
    Make your own conclusions.

    PS: Full Self Driving capability atm would only add (some / a lot of) convenience, but not a necessary feature for renting out car.
    A (Any) TN car close enough to renter (1/5/10 ? minute walking distance) could work for people.
    Walking = "excercise not to be done" in dull gym in evening.
     

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