Starting October 5, Tesla customers who encourage their friends and family to purchase Model S, Model X, Model 3 and solar products using their referral code are set to receive a new set of perks. While Free Unlimited Supercharging has really been retired, Tesla’s new Referral Program rewards include some cool rewards, including one which involves Elon Musk’s other venture, SpaceX.
Tesla’s $100 Supercharging Credit, which the company introduced when it initially retired the Free Unlimited Supercharging program, now applies to every purchase of a new Model S, Model X, or Model 3. Unlike Free Unlimited Supercharging, which only applied to the Model 3 Performance, the $100 Supercharging Credit seems to apply for all Model 3 purchases regardless of trim level.
Perhaps most notable, though, is “Launch Your Photo into Deep Space Orbit,” a new reward for owners with one qualifying referral. The cool, fun perk involves Tesla laser-etching any photo of the owner’s choice that would be sent into deep space. Tesla did not state it explicitly on its new Referral Program page, but the laser-etched photos would most definitely be sent to orbit using rockets from Elon Musk’s private space company, SpaceX. Owners who wish to send their pictures to deep space orbit can expect a reminder on their Tesla mobile app to upload their selected photo sometime in December 2018.
Tesla owners with four qualifying referrals would also be given priority access to vehicle software updates. The company notes that once owners become eligible for this award, their vehicles will automatically receive software updates once available. Tesla owners who own more than one vehicle would see all of their electric cars get priority access to software updates, provided that the vehicles are associated with the same award-eligible Tesla Account.
Here is Tesla’s new Referral Rewards, effective October 5 – December 10, 2018.
1 Qualifying Referral:
Launch Your Photo into Deep Space Orbit – We’ll laser-etch any image onto glass and send it into deep space orbit for millions of years. Refer more friends while you wait for an alien race to discover your payload.
2 Qualifying Referrals:
Owners can choose either of the options below for each of their second referral.
Signature Black Wall Connector – This matte black Wall Connector is exclusive to the Referral Program and includes an etch of Elon’s signature.
Founders Series Tesla Model S for Kids – Share the Tesla experience of this miniature drivable electric Model S – including working headlights, a sound system and a charge port, just like yours. You can configure the Model S for Kids to keep or donate it to a local children’s charity.
3 Qualifying Referrals:
Owners can choose either of the options below for their third 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.
4 Qualifying Referrals:
Priority Access to Vehicle Software Updates – Be the first to experience the latest Tesla software updates with priority access to selected releases.
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.
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 5 Qualifying Referrals:
Receive $250 cash or 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.
The full terms and conditions of Tesla’s new Referral Program can be accessed here.