Tesla has brought back its popular Referral Program, this time with a revised structure that allows the company to provide exclusive awards while maintaining a cost-effective structure.
Citing customer enthusiasm as one of the reasons for bringing back the successful Customer Referral Program, which recently came to an end on February 2 after it became too expensive to maintain, the newly restructured incentive program will bring back free Supercharging and the next-generation Roadster as the grand prize. Additionally, Tesla will be offering a Founders Series Model Y as part of one of the exclusive awards. Both vehicles will be signed by CEO Elon Musk and Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen.
“We’ve heard from our customers that the Referral Program was one of their favorite reasons to tell their friends about Tesla, so today, we’re introducing an all-new Referral Program to give customers another way to share what they love about their cars,” notes Tesla in its blog post for the new Customer Referral Program.
Existing Tesla owners who refer a friend to purchase a new Tesla will be given 1,000 miles of free Supercharging. The buyer will also receive the same benefit.
Contrary to the past Referral Program that ultimately became cost-prohibitive after being opened to Model 3 customers and giving away roughly 160 Founder Series Tesla Roadster, the new program will be offering prize winners a monthly and quarterly chance to win a vehicle as opposed to giving one away.
“Each referral also gives you a chance to win a Founder’s Series Model Y monthly and a Founder’s series Roadster supercar quarterly, both signed by Elon Musk and Franz von Holzhausen,” notes Tesla.
Tesla owners who already have free unlimited Supercharging will be given two chances to win with each referral.
Full details for Tesla’s New Customer Referral Program have been provided below.
Tesla’s New Customer Referral Program
The Tesla Team March 21, 2019
Customer referrals have been a key part of our growth ever since we began selling Roadster in 2008. Since then, our customers’ enthusiasm for their vehicles has propelled Model 3 to become the best-selling luxury car in the U.S. and the best-selling electric vehicle in the world last year. We’ve heard from our customers that the Referral Program was one of their favorite reasons to tell their friends about Tesla, so today, we’re introducing an all-new Referral Program to give customers another way to share what they love about their cars.
While our previous Referral Program was very successful, it came with significant costs, and ending the program last year allowed us to pass those savings along to customers. We’ve since restructured the program to save the company money while also offering rewards that are super exclusive:
Now, each time a friend purchases a new Tesla using your referral code, you’ll both get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging. Each referral also gives you a chance to win a Founder’s Series Model Y monthly and a Founder’s series Roadster supercar quarterly, both signed by Elon Musk and Franz von Holzhausen. Tesla owners who already have unlimited Supercharging get two chances to win with each referral.
The continued growth and excitement we’ve generated have been driven largely by the passion of our current and future customers. Our goal is simply to build the best and safest cars according to U.S. government testing, so that owners will share their experiences with others and help accelerate our mission towards a sustainable future.