Hello everyone, I've been a Japan Bases member since there were fewer than
100 members. I'm not military, but I run Tesla Motors in Asia - based out of
I am taking a quick survey to determine how much interest there would be among
USFJ and/or SOFA-status personnel in
purchasing one of our remaining
left-hand-drive all-electric 2012 Tesla Roadster 2.5 super-cars while deployed in
Japan, and then bringing the car back to the US at the end of your deployment.
Aside from being the quickest car on the road in Japan while not using a drop of
gas, there are **no car taxes** with the Roadster. The 5% acquisition tax is
waived, as is the annual Road Tax, and the Vehicle Weight Tax – because the
Roadster is a 100% pure EV.
Many manufacturers have special programs for military personnel, and I am taking
a quick survey to see if there is sufficient interest among USFJ personnel to
try and put together a program like that here too.
Thanks for your time -
Kevin Yu | Director of Retail Development, Asia Pacific
TESLA MOTORS I Japan, Hong Kong, Australia
Posted By kevin on 02-06-2012 11:38 PM
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. The automobile tax, weight, and road tax adds up to about 700,000 yen. The US tax credit is $7500. The Japanese cash back rebate is 1mm yen. The Model S can be had for $57,400 in the US, and with applicable tax breaks, can start under $50,000 without options. The price list is up on the teslamotors.com US site, so please have a look. Please come and visit our Tokyo showroom if you are in the city. Kevin
Posted By InJapan on 02-07-2012 1:59 AM
I don't mind spending the money, I do mind not getting a deal.
You still pay taxes, even in Florida when you register it they will hit you and hard unless you have had it registered somewhere else for 6 months previously. That's all part of owning a vehicle it's not just the initial price tag that goes along with it. Florida will also charge you a luxury tax, you may just want to check out your insurance rates for a 100K vehicle too.