Tesla Motors has announced that its Roadster electric sports car has been approved for the Japanese government’s Clean Energy Cash Rebate Program. Japan’s Clean Energy Cash Rebate Program is aimed at promoting the accelerated adoption of electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids.
Besides the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, the Tesla Roadster is only standard-sized car to qualify. The base Tesla Roadster in Japan starts at 12.8 million yen but is eligible of a cash rebate of up to 3.24 million yen, approximately $38,000 US at current exchange rates.
Tesla entered Japan in May of this year, and has begun deliveries of its Signature Series Roadsters to pioneer customers. Tesla has delivered more than 1,200 Roadsters to customers in North America, Europe and Asia.
The model is available to order in Japan immediately.
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– By: Omar Rana