Tesla provides first incentive in owner referral program

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Tesla staff members work on Design S vehicles at the Tesla factory Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Fremont, Calif.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015|5:17 p.m.

DETROIT– Electric car maker Telsa Motors Inc. is offering its first reward, $1,000 to new-car purchasers who are referred by present Tesla owners.

Owners who make a referral likewise will get $1,000 in their Tesla account that can be spent on an automobile purchase, service or accessories.

CEO Elon Musk stated the $2,000 is about equivalent to what it costs to sell an automobile through a company shop and he’s passing it on to customers. The Tesla Design S is the only present design and it begins at $70,000.

New car orders need to be put by Sept. 30 to obtain the deal. Musk also states the strategy is a guerrilla tactic to respond to states that have auto dealership franchise laws that do not allow his company owned stores.

The very first Tesla owner to encourage 10 pals to buy a vehicle gets a totally free Model X SUV, which is due out later on this year. Five recommendations that lead to purchases get you and a visitor a tour of the company’s giant battery factory now under construction in Nevada.

Previously this month Tesla stated its deliveries increased 52 percent to more than 11,000 in the 2nd quarter.

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