A Tesla Model S lease can be started online at Tesla Motors official website. As of Aug 28th, 2014, the down payment for a Tesla Model S lease was $5,000 with payments of $970 a month. Currently, the estimated delivery date is November of 2014.
There are electric vehicle incentives depending on the state you live in that reduce the down payment amount. In addition, since the Tesla Model S is an electric vehicle, it saves on monthly gasoline expenses. According to Tesla Motors, this savings is estimated at $261 monthly. As of Aug 28th, 2014, it costs $71,070 to purchase a Tesla Model S outright.