Tesla now offering lease options

Tesla Roadster

Tesla, producer of the electric sports car, has announced that lease options will be available on the 2010 Roadster and Roadster Sport.  The new option is intended to allow those customers who are interested in the one of a kind vehicle but are afraid to commit to owning one a chance to test it out before making a decision.

In the official press release, Tesla stated that payments can start as low as $1,658 a month on a 3 year, 30,000 mile lease.  This monthly rate is reached only after a down payment of $12,453.  Many consumers might understandably be turned off by these figures, but they must consider two things before deeming them too high: one, the lease is for an exotic and rare sports car that costs well over $100,000; and two, Tesla’s are electric vehicles, so the amount of money saved on gas is considerable.

At the end of the lease, Tesla offers lessees the option to purchase the vehicle, or part ways with it after paying a disposition fee.  The company also offers lessees their Tesla Ranger service.  The service, provided to all Tesla owners, provides a mobile tech center that will travel to you for the cost of $1 per mile from the nearest service center.

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