Tesla has updated its U.S. referral program in a bid to further encourage sales of the Model 3 and Y. The automaker has added a cash discount for referred Model 3 and Y buyers as well as several months free FSD (Full-Self Driving). During this time, the referrer gets 10,000 Tesla Credit Points which can be used for free supercharging and Tesla accessories/upgrades.
It’s not too surprising to see the referral program getting a boost. Although the Model 3 and Model Y continue to dominate the electric vehicle market, Tesla missed its delivery target last quarter. And with facelifted versions of both on the way, it’s understandable that Tesla would want to move as many “old” Model 3s and Ys as possible in the coming months.
In summary, referred Model 3 and Model Y buyers now get $500 off their purchase price and three months of free FSD. As mentioned earlier, the referrer gets 10,000 Tesla Credit Points.
Meanwhile, nothing has changed for the Model S and Model X. As before, the referral gets a $1,000 discount and three months of free FSD. S/X referrers get 20,000 Tesla Credit Points. The Tesla Solar referral program also remains the same, with referred buyers receiving a $500 discount.
Interestingly, Tesla has decided to remove the ability to earn Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) and FSD awards. Previously, Tesla drivers could upgrade to 55,000 or 120,000 credits, respectively.
Tesla also updated its referral program in China. Recommended buyers of the Model 3 and Model Y now get a ¥3,500 ($484) discount and 90 days of access to the upgraded Autopilot.