New Tesla Referral Program: Unlimited Supercharging, Sept 28th Tesla Semi Reveal Invite


New Tesla referral program nets new owners unlimited Supercharger, and maybe a free P100DL Model S/X and a SpaceX private tour for those doing the referring!

Lots of great things, and new information in Tesla’s most recent referral program.

As noted earlier, all current Tesla Model S and Model X owners have retroactively been given unlimited Supercharging access (even if they had previously been on the ‘pay after the first 400 kWh of use’ program).

The reason why?  Tesla’s new incentive program now gives new/referred owners a $1,000 credit off a new car AND free unlimited Supercharging…so if the current owner doing the referring didn’t already have this perk, it would be a bit of a downer. We should note that the new unlimited Supercharging program is only for the current owner, upon re-sale it is no longer transferable.


Circle the date: Tesla Semi debuts September 28th, 2017

Further still, Tesla has put a date on its Semi truck unveiling – September 28th, 2017.

For those who have referred 5 sales, Tesla is offering a “VIP invitation + 1″ to check out the debut of the transport truck CEO Musk says “you can drive this around like a sports car”.  We imagine test drives are not included.

Other perks include: a RadioFlyer Model S for the kids, special access to Tesla’s Solar Roof tile product, 21″ replacement wheels, limited-run Powerwall 2 home battery.

As always there is a contest, and winners can net themselves a fully decked-out Model S (or X) P100DL and a “private SpaceX tour”.

Full details of Tesla’s current Referral Program:

Referral Program

Starting May 19, 2017, Tesla owners can give five friends free unlimited Supercharging and a $1,000 credit toward a new Model S or Model X with their personal referral code. As a thank you, owners will be eligible to receive exclusive Referral Program awards, including:

Hopefully your kids will be ok being seen in a “non-refreshed” Tesla Model S Radio Flyer

1 Qualifying Referral: Founders Series Tesla Model S for Kids
Share the Tesla experience with your kids, with this miniature drivable electric Model S – including working headlights, a sound system, and a charge port, just like yours.

2 Qualifying Referrals: Early Access Token for Solar Roof
Be one of the first to get Solar Roof with this early-access token for priority scheduling of a Solar Roof installation. If you do not use this award, the token may be given to a friend.

3 Qualifying Referrals: 21” Arachnid Wheels
Enhance the performance of your Model S with exclusive 21” forged-aluminum Arachnid wheels in silver. These are not available to the public and will be available for installation in August for winners in this program.

4 Qualifying Referrals: Founders Series Powerwall 2
Store energy for future use and provide backup power with this red, limited-production Powerwall 2 home battery. This edition is not available to the public and will be available for installation starting Fall 2017 for winners in this program. Installation charges may apply.

5 Qualifying Referrals: Tesla Semi Truck Unveil Invitation
Experience the official unveil of our semi truck on September 28, 2017. Your VIP invitation is valid for you and one guest.

Contest winners get a private Space X tour … the free Tesla Model S/X P100DL is nice too

Ludicrous P100D Model S or Model X and Private SpaceX Tours
Each qualified referral gets you one entry into our Referral Program drawing. The next drawing will take place on June 30, 2017.

  • Ludicrous P100D Model S or Model X + Private SpaceX Tour: One referrer will win a Ludicrous P100D Model S or Model X as well as a private tour for four of the SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles, including travel and accommodations. SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. SpaceX headquarters is not open to the public.
  • SpaceX Tour: Five referrers will win a tour for four of the SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles, including travel and accommodations.

Thank you for helping to accelerate our transition to sustainable energy.

Related order must be placed between May 19, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Owners with one or more referrals in the previous phase between March 16, 2017 and May 19, 2017 will be eligible for both updated and previous phase awards until June 15, 2017. Referral order vehicles must be actually delivered to qualify for awards. Pre-owned vehicles are not eligible. Model 3 orders are not eligible. Limit of 5 referrals per owner. Referral code must be applied at the time of order and cannot be added after the order has been placed. Free unlimited Supercharging will only apply to the original vehicle owner and only for the duration of original vehicle ownership.
Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for awards. No entry fee, payment or purchase required for the drawing. A random drawing will be held on or around June 30, 2017 to determine the winners, who will be contacted thereafter. Awards are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. The customer is responsible for all taxes and local requirements and fees. Customers are responsible for their own travel and accommodations unless otherwise specified. SpaceX tours are subject to the visitor meeting facility entrance eligibility criteria. Program and awards are conditional on and subject to local laws and regulations. Unfortunately, Ohio and Virginia residents are not eligible for awards.
The customer may not be an employee, legal representative or partner of Tesla or any Affiliate of Tesla. Nothing in the Referral Program shall be deemed to create any kind of relationship between the referrer and Tesla or any of Tesla’s Affiliates. The referrer has no authority to represent or bind Tesla. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Some awards including the Semi Unveil Invitation may be updated on or after August 15, 2017.
Good Faith
We introduce programs such as these in good faith and expect the same good faith in return. Please note that we may withhold awards where we believe customers are acting in bad faith or otherwise acting contrary to the intent of this program. To be clear, commercializing or otherwise selling referral codes is not appropriate, and we will not honor such codes. We cannot cover every nefarious scenario, nor will we attempt to, but we do promise to be fair and reasonable.

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13 responses to "New Tesla Referral Program: Unlimited Supercharging, Sept 28th Tesla Semi Reveal Invite"
  1. Jim T says:

    According to one owner who read the offer verbatim on his YouTube channel, if the referring owner sells his car the unlimited charging does transfer to the new owner.

    1. Jay Cole says:

      For those already with unlimited Supercharging, it is transferable, but going forward the program is changed to read the following (via Tesla/disclaimer on MyTesla app). There seems to have been a lot of confusing/changing understanding over the first 24 hours of the program.


      You have free, unlimited Supercharging, including your current Tesla and any new Model S or Model X you purchase. If you choose to sell your current Tesla, free Supercharging will not transfer to the next owner. Also, up to five friends you refer will also receive free Supercharging. Any Supercharging payments made have been automatically refunded.”

      Also of interest for current owners, all purchases of another Model S or Model X in the future come with unlimited Supercharging. So essentially the “unlimited lifetime” tag has moved from the EV to the person.

  2. William says:

    Another cool solution for those that didn’t get in while the getting was GOOD! The non-transferable part may be interesting in the future CPO sales market.

  3. Brandon says:

    It’s a neat incentive, but truth is quite a small percentage of owners will actually use more than the 400 kWh amount that was the cap, IMO.

    That’s a lot of miles for the average individual to travel more than 200 miles per day. 400 kWh will drive a Model S around 1000-1200 miles.

    1. Nick says:

      Yep, this was for the mythical US road trip!

      1. Martin Winlow says:

        Or my planned, Model S, 2018 (SuC rollout permitting) Grande Tour of Europe – 42 countries, 5 thousand miles and 3 months… and zero fuel cost!

        1. ffbj says:

          Wow! Take lots of film for your iPhone.

      2. ffbj says:

        It would probably take a mythical man month.

      3. says:

        “mythical US road trip”
        I said it many times, none of the charging should be free this way we will have them available for those that are really on a longer trip. Charge at home like the rest of us.

  4. Lps says:

    Tesla should offer unlimited free supercharging for all S and X owners for the life of the car when on extended trips. Surely there is technology available to control those who can afford a Model S or X and can’t afford home charging for their daily drives.

  5. David Moore says:

    Guys, I apologize for the off topic post, but I tried to find a way to get a message to Jay, but couldn’t find a contact link. I thought IEVs would like to know about this:

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Thanks for the tip David!

      Just of interest, you can find out contact info on the “about” page, or just email directly via:

  6. Hardcore says:

    I’m a little confused. What’s the point of offering free Supercharging as a referral prize if customers would get it with their vehicle anyway?