Tesla is set to reduce the number of paint ordering options and reminds us that the referral program for free unlimited Supercharging is coming to an end
Today, Tesla released an e-mail directed to those who contacted the company in one shape or form in the last few years. The e-mail revolves around two things: reducing color options available for future customers and the end of the free Supercharger referral program. Nothing major, but still, rather relevant to all would-be Tesla customers in one way or the other. However, if the resulting changes mean buyer get their Model 3 quicker, we welcome it with open arms.
The paint options are being reduced from seven to five. According to the company, this is done to streamline production. This decision goes in effect on Thursday. Furthermore, on Friday, Tesla will offer Metallic Silver and Obsidian Black Metallic only as off-menu, limited edition colors at $2,000. They currently cost $1,500. Any Metallic Silver or Obsidian Black Metallic Model 3 orders placed before Friday, will be produced on an expedited basis, so may be available as soon as two to four weeks.
In order to streamline manufacturing, we will be reducing our car paint ordering options from seven to five colors on Thursday. Starting Friday, Metallic Silver and Obsidian Black Metallic will only be offered as off-menu, limited edition colors at $2,000. They currently cost $1,500. Model 3 orders placed before Friday in Metallic Silver or Obsidian Black Metallic will be produced on an expedited basis, so may be available as soon as two to four weeks.
As a reminder, you can easily buy a Tesla online without visiting a store or doing a test drive, and have it delivered directly to your home or work. We are highly confident that you will feel great about your purchase, which is why you can always return it within two days for a full refund.
The last part of the e-mail serves as a reminder that Tesla's referral program that allows free unlimited Supercharging for Model S, Model X and Model 3 Performance will be expiring on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Any orders placed with an eligible referral code after Friday, will receive just a $100 Supercharging credit instead of the unlimited option. Clearly, this has a larger impact on potential buyers than the declining number of color options available for their cars.
As a reminder, our Referral Program benefit of free unlimited Supercharging for Model S, Model X and Model 3 Performance will be expiring on Sunday, September 16, 2018. From that point on, orders placed with an eligible referral code will receive a $100 Supercharging credit instead of unlimited.
Here's the referral update from Tesla in its entirety:
Tesla customers can give friends exclusive benefits on Model S, Model X, Model 3 Performance and solar panels with their personal referral code.
Model S, Model X and Model 3 Performance: Free Unlimited Supercharging Owners can give five friends free, unlimited Supercharging with the purchase of a new Model S, Model X or Model 3 Performance. After September 16, 2018, full unlimited Supercharging will go away and owners will be able to give friends a $100 Supercharging credit.
As a thank you, starting August 1, 2018, participating owners will be eligible to receive referral awards.
1 to 2 Qualifying Referrals: Owners can choose either of the options below for each of their first and second referrals.
Signature Black Wall Connector
This matte black Wall Connector is exclusive to the Referral Program and includes an etch of Elon’s signature. This award will start shipping in July 2018.
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. 3 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.
4 Qualifying Referrals: Owners can choose either of the options below for their fourth referral.
21” Arachnid Wheels for Model S or 22” Turbine Wheels for Model X Enhance the performance of your Tesla with these exclusive wheels. One Week with Model S or Model X Experience a new Model S or Model X for one week—at home or on the road. If you do not use this award, this exclusive test drive may be given to a friend. 5 Qualifying Referrals:
Tesla Unveiling Invitation Experience an official unveiling event. Owners who reach five referral orders will be invited to a future unveiling event. Your VIP invitation will be valid for you and one guest.
Founders Series Powerwall 2 Store energy for future use and provide backup power with this red, limited-production Powerwall 2 home battery.
Race an Electric Semi Truck One winner each week will get to race a giant electric semi truck around our test track. There will be additional prizes and trophies for the best track times. Each friend who signs up for our newsletter through your referral link gets each of you an entry. Owners can track their entries and the leaderboard in the Tesla App.
Solar: 5-Year Extended Limited Warranty Owners can give five friends a 5-year extended limited warranty on a new solar energy system installation, and will be eligible to receive referral awards.
1 to 4 Qualifying Referrals: Receive $400 cash or $750 in credit per each installed referral. Credits are valid for 12 months from the referral installation date and can be used toward new Tesla products or accessories.
5 Qualifying Referrals: Founders Series Powerwall 2 Store energy for future use and provide backup power with this red, limited-production Powerwall 2 home battery.
Thank you for helping to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Related vehicle order must be placed between May 19, 2017 and September 16, 2018. Owners who reach each level of referral orders after July 31, 2018 will be eligible for updated vehicle awards above. Related solar energy system order must be placed between September 28, 2017 and September 16, 2018. Referred vehicle orders must be delivered and solar energy system must be installed to qualify for awards. Used vehicles are not eligible. Model 3 orders are not eligible with the exception of Model 3 Performance. All Model 3 Performance orders placed before August 1, 2018 will be given unlimited Supercharging, no referral required. Solar Roof is not eligible for the extended limited warranty. 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. Referral codes may be shared and applied in any country where Model S, Model X, Model 3 Performance and Tesla solar energy systems are available, in accordance with local terms and conditions. Credits are valid for 12 months from the referral vehicle delivery date or solar installation date and can be used toward services, vehicle accessories, or new Tesla products. Credits can not be applied against solar lease or power purchase agreement payments.
Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for awards. 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. Program and awards are conditional on and subject to local laws and regulations. Unfortunately, Ohio and Virginia residents are not eligible for Model S, Model X and Model 3 Performance program awards, but are eligible for Solar awards in all locations where Tesla currently installs solar.
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.
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, advertising, publishing, mass distributing or 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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