Tesla prepares to offer Model 3 leasing to boost demand

The email stated that employees will be able to lease a Model 3 within the next two weeks


Reuters February 20, 2019
A Tesla dealership is seen in West Drayton, just outside London, Britain, February 7, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

Elon Musk’s Tesla is preparing to launch its leasing products for Model 3 to boost demand, news website Electrek said on Tuesday, citing an email sent to employees.

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The email stated that employees will be able to lease a Model 3 within the next two weeks, Electrek reported citing sources familiar with the matter.

The email did not say when consumers could lease the sedan.

A Tesla representative said that no decision has been made about when Model 3 leasing will be available.

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Over the past year, Tesla has talked about using leasing to boost demand for the Model 3, but the automaker has been reluctant to introduce the measure because of its effect on GAAP financials.

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