Published on January 18th, 2019 |
by Paul Fosse
January 18th, 2019 by Paul Fosse
Today I noticed the design studio was changed to have a flag in the right-hand corner of the first page (but for Model 3 only). When you click that flag, you get a list of 21 country/language combinations shown below.
Now, when I click on one of those countries, it brings up a screen asking if you have a reservation or not, and telling you that you can get free Supercharging with a referral code.
Then it shows the options available in that country.
As we have reported before, only the long-range battery and all-wheel drive are available in European countries — as Tesla tries to maximize its margins. What is new is that it lets you order from a referral link to get 6 months of free Supercharging (maybe 9 months, since no European customers have had the chance to test drive cars). This may be more valuable in Europe than the United States, since electricity costs are high in some countries. But you better hurry, because Elon Musk has announced that the referral program is ending for good this time on February 1st.
My referral link is https://ts.la/paul92237, but if some other owner has helped you more than me, please use their link instead. They may get a prize for it. I have been fortunate to receive 75 referrals from my readers and hope to receive a few more so that I can sell one Roadster to be able pay the taxes due on the two cars. Taxes are expected to be close to $125,000 per car.
If you have already configured your Model 3, you can still add the code by sending an email to buildmy3EMEA@tesla.com with the word “Referral” in the subject line.
In the body of your email, include your name and contact information, the reservation number (starts with RN), and the referral code you’d like to use.
I find it odd that Tesla would make it easier to use referral codes right before ending the program for good. I think this just happened as part of a redesign of the design studio. The developers that were updating the design studio perhaps didn’t know that the referral codes were ending.
I also think it is odd that it doesn’t include any countries in Asia. I have more news on Asia coming out in an upcoming article.
So, if you were waiting for a good reason to configure a Model 3 in Europe, this is the time! Not only can you get free Supercharging, but you now have it as part of the order in the beginning and you don’t have to wait for your order to be manually updated.
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