Tesla Referral Program is Back – Model 3 Unveiling Event Prize And Free Model S P90DL Added

NOV 5 2015 BY ALEX WAI 32

Tesla Extends Popular Referral Program, Adds Model 3 Unveiling VIP Prize

Tesla Extends Popular Referral Program, Adds Model 3 Unveiling VIP Prize

ARE YOU READY?? On Your Mark… Get Set… Go get your referrals to win a Ludicrous P90D Model S and VIP access to an all-expense paid trip to see the Model 3 unveiling which is tentatively planned for March 2016.

Top Performers Will Earn Themselves A Model S P90DL

Top Performers Will Earn Themselves A Model S P90DL

Unlike the previous program where the first person gets the 10 referral will get the top prize, this time round you will have to work much harder by getting the top referral title in each of the same regions.

As part of the new program, new buyers receive a $1,000 reduction in the MSRP of a new Tesla (details below), but the $1,000 credit back to the referrer has been removed – perhaps in response to that credit being deemed illegal in some regions/states.

The VIP event and Tesla Energy Powerwall prizes remain, but now also include a new “VIP Invitation to the Model 3 Unveiling” – which is currently planned for March.

I have just received this email from the Hong Kong end that Tesla is extending the Referral Program until end of this year:

Ten Referrals By December 31st, Gets A Free Powerwall And Installation From Tesla Energy

Ten Referrals By December 31st, Gets A Free Powerwall And Installation From Tesla Energy

“A few months ago, we kicked off an experimental Referral Program. The results are in and the Referral Program has been incredibly successful. We’d like to say thank you. Thank you for sharing your experiences, thank you for letting your friends drive your cars, thank you for spreading the word. Your enthusiasm and graciousness are what make the Tesla family so special.

We’re now pleased to announce that we’re launching a new Referral Program that will extend to the end of 2015. We have adjusted the terms of the program in response to the feedback we received. In the new Referral Program, you can continue to offer your friends $10,000 HKD (or $1,000 USD in America) towards the purchase of a new Model S through the holiday season. While we will no longer be giving Tesla credits to you as the referrer, we have expanded the unique experiences we’re making available to our top supporters:

  • The person to reach the overall highest number of referrals per region will receive a free Ludicrous P90D Model S, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Model 3 unveiling event with VIP access
  • The first to ten referrals per region will receive a free Powerwall with installation
  • Those making ten or more referrals will receive a VIP invitation to Model 3 unveiling event
  • Those making five or more referrals will receive a VIP invitation to Gigafactory opening event

 

This program runs from November 1 until December 31, 2015.

Top Dog In Each Region To Receive P90D Model S, Powerwall, And An All Expenses Paid Trip To Model 3 Unveiling

Top Dog In Each Region To Receive P90D Model S, Powerwall, And An All Expenses Paid Trip To Model 3 Unveiling

Some additional details on the specifics of the program:

Top Referrers by Region
The owner that makes the most qualifying referrals in each of North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific will receive a Ludicrous P90D Model S and an exclusive VIP invitation for two to the Model 3 unveiling event, including travel and accommodations.

First to 10 by Region
The first to make 10 qualifying referrals in each of North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific will receive a Tesla Powerwall Home Battery, installation included.

10+ Qualifying Referrals
Each owner that makes 10 or more qualifying referrals will receive an invitation for two to attend the Model 3 unveiling event.

5+ Qualifying Referrals
Each owner that makes 5 or more qualifying referrals will receive an invitation for two to attend the Gigafactory opening event, including transportation to and from Reno, Nevada

Personal note: I personally love to win the grand prize (who wouldn’t?), but I would be just as thrilled to get VIP invitation to Model 3 unveiling and Gigafactory opening event to see both events live.

So I hope anyone reading this, and planning to purchase a Tesla in the future, could use my referral link http://ts.la/alex8822 to net enough referrals to attend both event visits.

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32 Comments on "Tesla Referral Program is Back – Model 3 Unveiling Event Prize And Free Model S P90DL Added"

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I drove past the Tesla dealership in Devon, PA this past Sunday (towing a Lectric Leopard!) and noticed probably 40 Teslas just sitting there on the lot. I can’t help thinking they need some way to move more cars and that this referal program is a cheap way to do that. I hope it works.

If I were to guess, those are loaners moonlighting as floor models?

I’m not sure what you mean. Are they not trying to sell those 40 cars just sitting there? It can’t be good for the cash flow to have them sitting on a lot instead of in someone’s garage – or better yet, flying at ludicrous speed down the highway.

Devon, PA is one of the locations that holds CPO vehicles.

So in addition to loaner vehicles, demo vehicles, and new vehicles awaiting delivery to customers, this location has CPO vehicles that are waiting to be prepped or are ready for sale.

A lot full of used (CPO) cars makes a lot more sense. I can’t believe they have 40 loaner/demo cars at one single location. It would be very wasteful to have that many sitting around unused all in one place.

When they have > 10000 (yes, that’s 4 ZEROs) cars in inventory, they need to sit somewhere.

I think, Anonymous is trying to find an excuse, that because of frequent breakdown and service needs of Model S, Tesla needs 10,000 cars to give out as loaners, while it only has 100k cars on the road.

See Through trolled:

“When they have > 10000 (yes, that’s 4 ZEROs) cars in inventory…”

And when the Earth is revealed to be flat…

This fantasy of Tesla having lots of cars in inventory is a conspiracy theory the Tesla haters keep repeating… and it looks like now they keep doubling the imaginary number every time the retell it! 😀

What mystifies me is that the trolls think that somehow this B.S. will damage Telsa’s reputation. I mean, if Tesla really did have a large number of cars in inventory, imagine how much easier it would be for them to hit their annual sales target!

Well, nobody ever claimed trolls had a clue.

Pushmi-Pullyu, the Tesla troll, doesn’t know how to read shareholder letters. Go download the shareholder letters from Q1 of 2013, to Q3 of 2015. Then, for each quarter, add the (produced – delivered) and then come back. Then, we can chat.

OK Lensman, I feel generous today. I will spare you the trouble. Here are the numbers. You can take a calculator and check if the Excel formulas worked fine.

Quarter Produced Delivered Comments
Q1 2013 5000 4900
Q2 2013 6000 5150 Production: 500/wk, 12 weeks
Q3 2013 6600 5500 production: 550/wk, 12 weeks
Q4 2013 6587 6892
Q1 2014 7535 6457
Q2 2014 8763 7579
Q3 2014 7200 7785 Production: From earnings call; Tesla fudged
Q4 2014 11627 9834
Q1 2015 11160 10045
Q2 2015 12807 11532
Q3 2015 13091 11603

Total 96370 87277 Excess: 9093

yes i think you are right ST, but not all of these cars are loaners. Some are loaners, some are inside a ship to norway or europe.

Since shipping to europe takes 4-6 weeks i would expect 30% (europe sales rate of total production) of 4 week production is in shipping.

Q3 production / 3 *0.3 = 1300 cars

Ok those are not that many. ^^

If they had thousands of vehicles in inventory, I’m gonna guess that they’d be someplace a little closer to the factory.

Maybe they’re hiding them in the tunnels under the closed Walmarts in Texas for use by Jade Helm 2.

+1

I can safely say they are CPO cars. When my dad and i when to pick up his CPO Model S in Van Nuys there were about 30 Model S’s just sitting outside.

All CPO’s waiting for owner pick up.

I thought the Devon location was just a service center, and the “dealership” is in the (ever growing) Plaza at King of Prussia.

Unless we now have two dealerships within a stones throw of each other.

How did including the Tesla link in this article pass editor review?

Can anyone publish an article in InsideEVs that include a promotional link to content of the writers choice?

Brian, it did pass our review. Alex is a long time, occasional InsideEVs writer and it would be special for him personally to attend the Model 3/Gigafactory events.

When there was a $1,000 credit kickback, we did not include his referral information.

“I would love to win the grand prize (who wouldn’t?), but I would be just as thrilled to get VIP invitation to Model 3 unveiling and Gigafactory opening event to see both events live.”

You are a journalist, writing about EV:s all day long. You should be invited, to be able to cover it from inside. By Law. I am so tired of Tesla with their attitude. It is a car company for Christ sake.

***mod edit – please be careful with language*** The press needs to be there. Tesla Motors is turning into a sect where journalists acts like they are too small and insignificant to be invited to a ******** press event.

I sometimes get tired of the 4th estate and their insistence on their rights.
The people they are covering have rights too.

I may not agree completely with Tesla’s approach but I can certainly understand their point of view. Journalists invading their private property, for instance, was a bit messy.
So its their party. If you were not invited that’s tough. Anyway, anyone, can call themselves a journalist these days.

Ricky said:

“You are a journalist… You should be invited, to be able to cover it from inside. By Law.”

Wow. So you think there should be laws granting the right to every reporter, anywhere, ensuring they can get themselves invited to any event, anytime?

I don’t know what country you live in, where people and businesses have no right to privacy, and an unlimited number of reporters have a “right” to attend any event, but I’m very glad I don’t live there!

Speaking as an American, there is far too much talk in my country about the rights of the press, and far too little about the responsibility of the press. We need a bit less of the former, and a lot more of the latter.

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

Just as a random note (and I realize we are a little off topic here), I don’t suspect any reason why we/major EV media won’t be invited/welcome attend to the Giga/Model 3 reveal.

Why did you delete my post about taking away the referral link? This is becoming silly. It’s a referral program, not a “feel pitty for me and use my link”-program.

Obviously I’m not the only one thinking this looks really bad.

As Ricky says, if Alex is a writer and a serious journalist he should get invited anyway.

Alex is based out of Asia (Hong Kong specifically) and isn’t one of our North American beat guys. So if he can pick up some referrals and make the trip himself, more power to him.

Worse case here is some people who didn’t know about the program get $1,000 off a new purchase, best case is Alex gets to go to the Model 3 debut. It’s win-win

“this time round you will have to work much harder”

We do?! Rats! 🙂

I guess Tesla is pushing for sales so it would meet the 50K target by the end of the year. 56 days left!

The rules do not exclude the previous winners from entering again?

why should they? Would only discouraging for the best people out there 😉

I thought, Tesla was already sent notice that their referral program is illegal. How on earth are they continuing this?

This actually solves the any potential issues in the states/regions that had problems with the $1,000 bird-dogging credit, as the $1,000 credit to the referrer has been eliminated. The discount/coupon code to the buyer ($1,000) is fair ball across the board.

About 4 months till Model 3 reveal!

Working in the Design Studio must be hell right now… 😛

Here is an alternate $1000.00 discount code http://ts.la/ted5066
I would love to attend the Tesla event!

Whenever I go by my local Service Center (not dealer, you guys, it’s different, ask the NADA), and see a bunch of brand new Model S vehicles in their lot, I know two things: every one of those was configured and paid for by a new owner, and every one of the new owners now has a shot at going to Reno next year, same as me.