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, 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, solar panels and Solar Roof are eligible for the Referral Program and will need to be placed by accessing the Design Studio through your unique referral link for you both to earn referral awards. Note that referrals cannot be added 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.

Anyone using your referral link can earn a $100 award after activation of their new solar energy system or Solar Roof, while also reducing reliance on the grid and producing clean solar energy. You will earn a $400 award for each solar referral. Additionally, you will earn one Powerwall when you refer 10 solar customers, limited to one award.


All referral orders must be placed through an active referral link as the referral cannot be added after order. The Referral Program and its terms are subject to change or end at any time and without notice.


Vehicle referral awards will be provided to eligible customers after delivery. Returned cars will be excluded from the Referral Program.

Miles Expiration
* Free Supercharging miles can be used by any vehicles on the same account and will expire 6 months after the miles are added.
** Free Supercharging miles can be used any vehicles on the same account and will expire 3 years after the miles are added.
Giveaway Terms
*⁺ Model Y drawings happen on a monthly basis and Founders Series Roadster drawings occur on a quarterly basis. No entry fee, payment or purchase required for the drawing.

Note: Orders of Cybertruck and used Tesla vehicles are not eligible.


Solar referral awards will be sent to eligible customers after solar panel or Solar Roof system activation (permission to operate). Any systems returned under Tesla’s Return Policy will be excluded from the Referral Program. Standalone Powerwall orders are not eligible.

We previously offered the following awards for solar referrals:


Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for benefits and are non-transferable or 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
  • Referral code aggregation, including posting to deal and coupon sites


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

Previous Referral Program

Phase 9 of the Tesla Referral Program ended on February 2nd, 2019. All prizes from Phase 9 have been granted and no additional requests will be accepted. Please see detailed prize fulfillment statuses below.

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

Phase 9 Credit Details

  • Credits for qualifying referrals are valid for 12 months.
  • Valid credits can be used toward services or purchases of new Tesla vehicle products and accessories. Customers must currently own a Tesla car in order to redeem credit for services and accessories. Credits cannot be applied to initial order fees and cannot be combined with other price adjustments or program incentives. Solar lease or power purchase agreements are not eligible.

Phase 9 Award Fulfillment Statuses

1 Qualifying Referral:

  • Launch Your Photo into Deep Space Orbit
    We are finalizing our plan for delivering this awesome prize and will email you with an invitation to submit a photo soon. Additional details on the prize will be shared ahead of the launch.
  • Commemorative Hat
    North America: Complete. All prize hats were shipped by the end of November.
    Europe and Asia Pacific: Shipments are underway in both regions.

2 Qualifying Referrals:
Owners were invited to choose either of the options below for their second referral

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

  • Model S and X Prize Wheels: Due to inventory availability, we are not able to guarantee fulfillment of any prize wheels that did not have a scheduled appointment as of June 30, 2020. Model S and X awards without scheduled appointments will be considered expired.
  • Model 3 Prize Wheels: Due to inventory availability, we are not able to guarantee fulfillment of any prize wheels that did not have a scheduled appointment as of August 15, 2020. Model 3 awards without scheduled appointments will be considered expired.
  • Note: The referral award winner is responsible for associated taxes and fees. The prize wheels are non-transferrable, and we are not able to offer the option to change wheel type selection.
  • One Week with Model S or Model X: Eligible customers received an invitation to schedule their week with Model S or Model X.

4 Qualifying Referrals:
Priority Access to Vehicle Software Updates
Access has been granted until December 31, 2020.

5 Qualifying Referrals:
Tesla Unveiling Invitation
Winners will receive invitations for upcoming product unveilings and be given the opportunity to register and attend. Once a prize winner has attended an event they will not receive additional invitations.

Founders Series Powerwalls and Secret Level Awards

  • Founders Series Powerwall 2: We are actively fulfilling the remaining Powerwall awards. To claim your Powerwall award, please complete the fulfillment survey sent via email by June 15, 2020. If you did not receive a survey and would like to inquire about the status of your award, please log into your Tesla Account to submit a contact request and select “Referral Program” as the topic.
    Note: We are not able to offer alternative awards. The referral award winner is responsible for associated taxes and fees. The Powerwall prize and the $1,000 reimbursement towards the cost of installation are non-transferrable.

  • Founders Series Roadster:
    • No deposit is required. Discounts expired one year after the Roadster became available for order. As a courtesy, we have extended the timeline for winners to claim their discounts before January 1, 2021. All Roadster discount winners received an email confirming their % discount on December 7, 2020. Winners are requested to take action to claim their discount by contacting before January 1, 2021.
    • As stated in our Program Limits, we do not allow advertising of referral links. In recognition of the many authentic word-of-mouth referrals provided by our owners, we have recalculated Founder Series Roadster discounts. If we believe that you have paid for ads, we have reduced your Referral count by the number of views from any paid sources during the time when the Secret Level Founder Series Roadster award was offered.
  • Amazing Adventures: We are working out details, timelines and logistics for these unique prizes. Stay tuned, you will be contacted when a Secret Levels prize is ready for action.
    • 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.