On Tuesday, Tesla revealed a new leasing option on its Website, which is likely music to the ears of average to relatively poor schmucks who never thought they’d feel the wind blow on their head in such an opulent car.
Not only is the leasing option affordable, with an average lease running at about $469 (with upfront costs ranging from $3,500 to $6,000, depending on which state you live in), Tesla CEO Elon Musk says it’s easy too!
“Leasing a Model S takes 5 mins online, no signatures [and] one tap on car center screen to accept when delivered,” Musk Tweeted after the announcement.
Tesla dreamed up the leasing option to meet demand from small- and medium-sized business owners who have requested a leasing option that would allow them to deduct the expense from their taxes.
Time will tell if these business owners snap up the deal, but the lease deal is likely to drum up interest because let’s face it, Tesla is the best-reviewed electric car on the market. Besides that, they are pretty sweet looking, and who doesn’t want to look good zooming down the highway?
The Model S lease program will be available in the following states starting in June: New York, Texas, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Florida, Colorado, Washington, Connecticut and Maryland.
California and Colorado even offer incentives, so those residents may want to try a Tesla ASAP.