Electrek reports that Tesla announced the new lease option in an email. According to the email, the two-year lease option was highly requested and brings the monthly payment for a Model S 60 to $593 per month. Some time on Tesla's leasing support page, though, reveals that the $593 monthly payment is based on a $66,000 Model S 60 with no options, a down payment of $6,000, a 10,000-mile-per-year limit, and a 24-month term.
The automaker's leasing support page has the Model X going for $730 per month. That figure is for a $74,000 Model X 60D with the same term, mileage cap, and down payment.
Tesla already offers the Model S and Model X with a three-year lease option. Going for the 36-month term on the Model S 60 results in a monthly payment of $667, but requires a lower down payment of $5,000 for 10,000 miles a year. On the Model X 60D, the same 36-month lease option brings payments up to $788.
The 24-month lease option for the Model S and Model X is only available for orders placed by September 12th. The two-year lease option could also act as a bridge for those who put in a late reservation for a Model 3, since they wouldn't see the new affordable model for about that amount of time. It's also a better option for anyone who likes to have the latest and greatest, beyond whatever over-the-air updates Tesla rolls out in the next couple of years. And since it could spur some sales, this could be a sign that Tesla is confident about leaving output problems in the past.