I just had a 15.84 kW system installed with 2 Powerwalls via Tesla about a week ago. I think I paid about $2.56 per watt, and $1.79 after 30% tax credit. I'm in central FL. I would love to get an electric car, but I'm still waiting for something that doesn't look horrible, but gets good range.
I want a Tesla Model S, but they are way out of my range. The only other I'd consider would be a Nissan Leaf, but I'm not a fan of the looks. I'll wait a few more years at earliest before I consider one. Hopefully the charging stations will be more ready available then.
Solar can save you money, if you only get solar. You just gotta shop around. Had one company try to sell me an 11.6kW system for $42,500. That only offset me about 44%, so I'd still have a huge electric bill on top of that. Solar would have been $184, and my electric would have run probably another $200+-. I'm all for saving the environment, but I don't have money to throw away. That'd of been an extra $100 on top of my monthly average. I could have saved another $2k on just solar panels, but Tesla was pretty competitive with the others, and when I added the Powerwalls Tesla was the cheapest overall.
My current system was set to offset me 74% when we started my system design. We made some changes, had a Nest installed, and will be pretty dang close to 100% now. I think 9/12 months we'll be off grid, with the other 3 pretty close to 100%. We plan to update our AC in the future (central air unit 15 years old), so when we do that I have no doubt we'll be off grid all months.
Definitely shop around, because I was almost one of those suckers that was going to be paying $3.66 per watt had I went with Vivint Solar.