Tesla updated its acclaimed Referral Program today, revealing several new rewards and extending popular perks for new and existing customers. Among the most notable updates are an opportunity to race the Tesla Semi around the company’s test track, as well as the extension of Free Unlimited Supercharging and a possible VIP invitation to what could be the Model Y reveal event.
Unlike past Referral Programs, the updated list of perks includes a fun competition among existing Tesla owners. As noted in the description for Tesla’s latest promotion that will run between Feb 1 to April 30, 2018, the person who can get the most number of friends to sign up for Tesla’s newsletter would have the opportunity to race the Tesla Semi around the company’s test track.
According to Tesla, each weekly winner would be ranked according to their times on the course. The performance of each winner behind the wheel of the electric long-hauler would also be posted on the Tesla app’s leaderboards.
Considering the astounding performance of the Tesla Semi, this particular perk in the company’s updated Referral Program could very well prove to be its most popular yet. Powered by four Model 3-derived electric motors, the Tesla Semi is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds without a full load.
Such acceleration is comparable to performance cars like the 2016 Ford Mustang V6 and the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro V6 1LE. Unlike these muscle cars, however, the Tesla Semi is a Class 8 truck that’s capable of towing 80,000 lbs. The acceleration was recently seen on video, when a Tesla Semi was spotted speeding through an industrial park that’s located between Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto and the company’s factory in Fremont, California.
Apart from the fun Tesla Semi reward, the latest Referral Program also includes an update to the company’s Supercharging policy. Model S and Model X buyers that purchase a vehicle after using an existing owner’s referral code, before the April 30 deadline, will receive free and unlimited use of Tesla’s global Supercharging network. In addition, a $500 credit will be given to the first friend each owner refers through their referral code. The $500 credit could be applied towards service or accessories, notes Tesla.
Tesla owners who earn five qualified referrals also earn a VIP invitation to the Elon Musk-led electric car and energy firm’s next unveiling event. Considering that Tesla has already unveiled the Tesla Semi and the next-generation Roadster, there is a pretty good chance that the next event would focus on the Model Y, the highly-anticipated compact SUV that will be built on Model 3’s architecture.
Tesla’s solar customers are can also earn perks by referring solar installations, including a $400 cash or $750 credit for each installed referral, a well as a Founders Series Powerwall 2 home battery unit.
We’ve provided the complete details of Tesla’s latest Referral Program below.
Tesla Referral Program
Tesla customers can give friends exclusive benefits on Model S, Model X and solar panels with their personal referral code.
Model S and Model X: Free Unlimited Supercharging
Owners can give five friends free, unlimited Supercharging with the purchase of a new Model S or Model X. In addition to unlimited Supercharging, the first friend each owner refers between February 1 and April 30 will also receive a $500 credit toward service or accessories.
As a thank you, 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 March.
- 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:
Owners can choose either of the options below for their third referral.
- 21” Arachnid Wheels for Model S or 22” Forged Turbine Wheels for Model X
Enhance the performance of your Tesla with these exclusive forged-aluminum 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.
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 become available for installation starting Fall 2017.
5 Qualifying Referrals:
- Tesla Unveiling Invitation
Experience our next official unveiling event. Owners who reach five referral orders will be invited to our next unveiling event. Your VIP invitation will be valid for you and one guest.
- 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.
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.
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