2012 Tesla Model S MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2012 Tesla Model S.

The 2012 Tesla Model S has a 260 kW AC Induction electric motor which is charged via standard charger.

All MPG estimates are "MPG equivalent". This is a conversion of electric energy consumption to a gasoline equivalent.

Whether you are considering a purchase of the car, or just wanting to find out how economical and environmentally friendly (or un-friendly) your 2012 Tesla Model S is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2012 Tesla Model S Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 2012 Tesla Model S gets up to 88 miles per gallon in the city, and 90 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 2012 Tesla Model S is 89 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2012 Tesla Model S?

The estimated fuel costs for the 2012 Tesla Model S is $750 per year.

That value has been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

If you were to compare a 2012 Tesla Model S to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will save $7,750 on fuel.


The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 2012 Tesla Model S.

City MPG 88
Highway MPG 90
Combined MPG 89
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 7,750
Fuel Cost $750
Fuel Type 1 Electricity
Electric Motor 260 kW AC Induction
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Transmission Automatic (A1)
Vehicle Class Large Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No


Ratings were provided by the manufacturer to the U.S. Department of Energy, which is where we sourced the data. Be advised that manufacturers may have upgraded, downgraded, or changed these ratings following the compilation of this data.

MPG Buddy does not guarantee the accuracy of this data, nor are we liable for any decisions made by referencing this data. Make sure to contact the specific car manufacturer to confirm accuracy.

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