Tesla killed his customer referral program on February 1, referring to high costs – presumably because the company gave away dozens and dozens of $ 250,000 cars for free – but in a typical Elon Musk face, the company only announced it is bringing the reference program back with a few tweaks on top.
Basically, your benefits for convincing friends and family to buy a Tesla have been reduced quite a bit, but they are still nothing to savor. Do it, and you get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging, plus get two drawings: A monthly chance to win a Tesla Model Y Founders Series, and a quarter chance for the coveted, signed Elon-Musk founders & # 39; version by Tesla Roadster.
(You get two chances for these prizes, by inquiry, if the car comes with free Supercharging already.)
Nevertheless, it is not as closely as generously an offer as the previous referral program, which not only offered six months of free Supercharging by referral and a host of other benefits (including free Tesla Powerwall batteries, free high-end wheels and fun "adventures" like the ability to see a SpaceX rocket launch, though possible, some of them will also be reinstated) , but also a 2 percent discount on a Tesla Roadster that can slowly add a guaranteed free car, according to Electrek s reporting.
Let's not see a gift horse in the mouth, though: 12 free Model Ys and 4 free Roadsters per year are still a good price for the lucky few.