Tesla was an outlier in the automotive world because it had just one model.

and a zero emissions message that the typical vehicle buyer wasn't yet ready to hear.

 However, in 2023, those suppliers and customers are considering Tesla seriously.

Two of the biggest and best-known automakers,

 BMW and VW, are investing billions of dollars on electric car programs.

Of course, BMW was at the forefront of the current EV revolution when the little i3 was debuted in 2013.

However, it never really made use of that advantage, choosing instead to focus on hybrid technology

while Your Mechanic pegs the cost at $473 on average.