Referral Program

Our goal is to build the best clean energy products and help Tesla owners share their excitement and experiences with others. As an owner, with the Referral Program you’ll earn awards every time your referral link is used by your friends and family when they transition to sustainable energy and grow our community.

Orders for a Tesla car or solar panels will need to be placed by accessing the Design Studio through your unique referral link for you both to earn credit. Note that referrals can’t be credited after an order is placed or at time of delivery and is not a code that is entered at time of purchase.

Download the Tesla app to start sharing your referral link and track the status of your awards in the Loot Box.

You and anyone using your referral link can each earn 1,000 miles of free Supercharging with the purchase of a new Tesla car — designed to be some of the safest cars on the road. Each car referral also gives you a chance to win a Model Y or Roadster supercar. Owners who already have free Supercharging get two chances to win.

You and anyone using your referral link can each earn a $250 award after system activation by purchasing or subscribing to solar panels to reduce reliance on the grid and produce clean solar energy.


Related referral orders must be placed on or after October 1, 2019. Cybertruck, Model Y and used vehicle orders are not eligible. New or leased Model S, Model X and Model 3 orders are eligible. Solar awards will be sent to eligible customers after solar panel system activation (permission to operate). Orders must be placed through an active referral link in order to qualify for referral benefits. Founders Series Model Y drawings happen on a monthly basis with the first drawing occurring on/around May 1, 2019. Founders Series Roadster drawings occur on a quarterly basis with the first drawing occurring on/around July 1, 2019. Credits awarded for qualifying referrals are valid for 12 months from the credit award date and can be used toward services, vehicle accessories or new Tesla products. Referral credits cannot be applied against solar lease or power purchase agreement payments. Free Supercharger miles will apply to any vehicles on the same account, and will expire 6 months after the miles are added. Each additional referral will extend the previous expiration date by 6 months up to 36 months. If all mileage on an account is used before expiration, expiration date for the next referral is reset to 6 months.

Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for awards. No entry fee, payment or purchase required for the drawing. A random drawing will be held on or around July 1, 2019 to determine the winner. The winner will be contacted thereafter. Awards are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. The customer is responsible for all taxes and local requirements and fees. Program and awards are conditional on and subject to local laws and regulations. Unfortunately, Ohio and Virginia residents are not eligible for referral program awards.

The customer may not be an employee, legal representative or partner of Tesla or any Affiliate of Tesla. Nothing in the Referral Program shall be deemed to create any kind of relationship between the referrer and Tesla or any of Tesla’s Affiliates. The referrer has no authority to represent or bind Tesla. Terms and conditions are subject to change.

Good Faith
We introduce programs such as these in good faith and expect the same good faith in return. Please note that we may withhold awards where we believe customers are acting in bad faith or otherwise acting contrary to the intent of this program. To be clear, commercializing, advertising, publishing, mass distributing, selling or paying for use of referral links is not appropriate, and we will not honor such links. We cannot cover every nefarious scenario, nor will we attempt to, but we do promise to be fair and reasonable.

Not OK:

  • Advertising
  • Spam
  • Anything misleading or annoying
  • Social media bios
  • Paying or offering incentives for use of your link


  • YouTube channels
  • Informational & fan websites
  • Social media sharing

Previous Referral Program

The previous Tesla Referral Program ended on February 2, 2019. Vehicle referral awards could be selected via the Tesla app, and solar referral awards via email survey until February 28, 2019. Awards will be fulfilled based on the timelines below once all eligible referral orders have been delivered. If you feel you should have been eligible for a prize in the Tesla Referral Program that ended on February 2, 2019, contact us by October 1, 2019.

Thank you for supporting the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

Award Redemption

Award selections must have been made by February 28, 2019. Awards will be fulfilled based on the timelines below once all eligible referral orders have been delivered.

1 Qualifying Referral:

  • Launch Your Photo into Deep Space Orbit
    Additional details will be emailed ahead of the launch.
  • Commemorative Hat
    Hats will start shipping in October, 2019.

2 Qualifying Referrals:
Owners can choose either of the options below for each of their second referral.

  • Signature Black Wall Connector
    Current shipping times are 12-14 weeks. Black Wall Connectors will ship through January 2020.
  • Signature Black Wall Connector
    Current shipping times are 6-8 weeks. Black Wall Connectors will ship through January 2020.
  • Founders Series Tesla Model S for Kids
    Model S for Kids redemption codes will expire June 30, 2019 globally. Customers who have not yet redeemed their codes must do so before June 30, 2019. Those who choose to donate to a children’s charity will receive an email from the organization when the donation has been completed.

3 Qualifying Referrals:
Owners can choose either of the options below for their third referral.

  • Performance Wheels for Model 3, 21” Arachnid Wheels for Model S or 22” Turbine Wheels for Model X
    Customers must self-schedule service appointments in order to arrange wheel and tire package installation. Performance wheels for Model 3 Wheels will be available for installation starting Summer 2019.
  • One Week with Model S or Model X
    Eligible customers will receive an invitation to schedule your week with Model S or Model X on a rolling basis. You may redeem this prize for yourself or a friend.

4 Qualifying Referrals:
Priority Access to Vehicle Software Updates
Access will automatically be granted until December 31, 2020.

5 Qualifying Referrals:
Tesla Unveiling Invitation
Invitations will be emailed ahead of each unveiling event. Once each event is at capacity, remaining winners will be invited to the following unveiling event, prioritized by time of award qualification.

Previous Program Awards

  • Founders Series Powerwall 2: Founders Series Powerwalls will be shipped in 2019. In Canada, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, customers can select credit toward other products in lieu of this award.

Secret Levels

  • Founders Series Roadster: Discount off the base price will be displayed in the Loot Box. No deposit is required. Discounts will expire one year after the Roadster becomes available for order.
  • Amazing Adventures: Winners who unlocked amazing adventures will receive further details at a future date.
    • Drive an Electric Boring Machine: Drive an electric tunnel boring machine with The Boring Company in Hawthorne, CA.
    • Watch a SpaceX Rocket Launch: Attend the launch of Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful rocket, in Cape Canaveral, FL.
    • Race the Tesla Semi: Race a giant electric semi truck around our test track. There will be additional prizes and trophies for the best track times.
    • Launch a Time Capsule into Space: Launch a personal time capsule into deep space orbit for millions of years.