Tesla Now Offering Lease Option on Roadster

Tesla Leasing

In brief: Tesla Motors has announced a lease option for the Roadster and Roadster Sport, allowing customers to take immediate delivery of a new 2010 Roadster with a 3 year, 30,000 mile contract for lease.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Roadster / Roadster Sport
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors

The word

Tesla Leasing

With flagging sales and several canceled orders on the Roadster - and production planned to wind down soon - Tesla has announced a new way to get an electric Roadster or Roadster Sport: leasing.

Most of the lease agreement parameters are similar to luxury car leases in a similar price range, with monthly lease cost being $1,1658 (plus sales/use taxes) and leases are not usually eligible for incentives from government until the lease is completed.

Lease terms are for 36 months based on the retail price of $111,005 for the Roadster. $12,453 is due at signing, which includes the first month's payment, but no other security deposit is required.

The lease also includes hassle-free service from the Tesla Rangers.

And so ...

This will likely entice some who don't have the means to secure credit to purchase to get a Tesla and the lease is offered nationally in the U.S.

Photo credits: Tesla Motors

This site follows the emergence, application and development of transportation innovation. Reference to manufacturers, makes and models, and other automotive-related businesses are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by FutureCars.com.