Currently, the battery packs last for 300,000 to 500,000 miles. Most non-electric cars only can last 100,000 to 200,000 miles.
Tesla will start using battery domination starting in 2020 with significantly longer lasting and higher energy density batteries. This will enable Tesla to use a mix of better prices and higher performance to win electric cars, electric trucks and with electric taxis.
Tesla Will Be Ten Times Better on Robo-Taxi Asset Costs
Electric taxis operational costs will mainly be functions of the longevity of the car and the autonomy. Tesla will have million-mile battery packs and million-mile cars. The main asset will have five times the life of competing services. Tesla will also use post-lease cars which means another 50% reduction in the fleet costs.