Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Tesla Motors was the only US automaker to appear at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Why was Tesla there?  It's simple to answer that question.  Tesla Motors was there to let Japanese buyers know that it's now accepting orders/reservations for the Model S and upcoming Model X.

The process in Japan is much the same as it is in the US.  Tesla requires a $2,500 full refundable deposit on Model S order and is asking for $5,000 to reserve a Model X or $40,000 for a Model X Signature.

It's not yet known precisely when Tesla will deliver the ordered Model S sedans to Japan, but we suspect it'll be around the same time deliveries commence in China, which is listed as early 2014.

There's a Reason Why Tesla Attended the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

There's a Reason Why Tesla Attended the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show