Right-hand drive Tesla Roadster heading to Japan in May

Tesla Roadster S (RHD)

Tesla Motors will be bringing its right-hand drive all-electric Roadster to Japan. The company said that it will ship a dozen Japan Signature Series Roadsters from Port Hueneme, California to Yokohama in early May for delivery to select customers throughout Japan.

“With its combination of high-level car enthusiasts and interest and appreciation of cutting edge technology, Japan is a natural market for the Roadster,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “The Tesla Roadster is a no-compromise (dakyo no nai) vehicle that makes no sacrifices on performance, design, or engineering.”

Tesla said that the Japanese government is currently working toward a full-scale electric-vehicle roll-out program and is working with regions around the country to install power outlets for vehicle charging.

Japan hopes to reduce carbon emissions 25 percent by 2020.

Tesla Roadster S (RHD):

– By: Kap Shah