The well-appointed right-hand drive electric Roadsters will arrive in Yokohama in early May for delivery to select customers throughout Japan.
The hand-built, carbon fiber electric Tesla Roadster accelerates from 0-100 km in 3.7 seconds. The Roadster can travel more than 380km per charge. It can be fully or partially recharged by solar or wind power.
In January, Tesla announced a partnership with Panasonic to accelerate the development of next generation EV cells.
The national government of Japan is currently pushing a full-scale electric vehicle roll-out and is working with regions around the country to install power outlets for charging. Japan also offers perks for energy-efficient vehicles including zero or lower taxes and green subsidies. It hopes to reduce carbon emissions 25% by 2020.