Model X

If you choose to sell your current Tesla, free Supercharging will not transfer to the next owner.

edited November -1 in Model X
Quick Question on this.

"If you choose to sell your current Tesla, free Supercharging will not transfer to the next owner."

How does even Tesla know if I sell my car to another Person. Will they track Car Registrations, I don't think so. Only issue I could think of is while for Servicing the car they might pull the records and check the Owners data.
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  • edited November -1
    I think the new owners might want to register the car under their names (warranty, remote app access...)
  • edited March 2018
    ^Yup.
  • edited March 2018
    It will transfer but only if the car is sold through Tesla as a result of a trade-in. Kinda chicken-ship.
  • edited November -1
    Not according to the current referral program FAQ:

    "Free unlimited Supercharging will only apply to the original vehicle owner and only for the duration of original vehicle ownership."
  • edited November -1
    Tesla has had many variations of the free supercharging. They range from none to it will transfer to new owner. Mine transfers because it was delivered back in Jan “16.
  • edited March 2018
    I've only been told that free supercharging transfers to the new owner for the life of my car. I took delivery Dec 2016. Tesla was bound to adjust this eventually for newer cars. Great benefit for early adopters of the S and X.
  • edited November -1
    I ordered my Model X on Jan. 3rd and was told then that Free Supercharging would be only while I owned the car. It seemed like a very new thing and they were being sure to make it known.

    Prior to some cutoff date, free supercharging would transfer with the car to a new owner.
  • edited March 2018
    When I ordered my Model X in Feb 2017, they had just discontinued free supercharging (I got 400 KWh per year then would have to pay after that). Prior to my order, the VEHICLE carried lifetime supercharging, even after sale. A couple of months after my delivery in April 2017, Tesla graciously grandfathered new owners to provide free lifetime supercharging to the OWNER of the vehicle until it was sold, which is still the current situation.
  • edited March 2018
    Horrible title since it doesn't apply to most cars. The cutoff was a moving target around January of 2017.
  • edited November -1
    zanegler | March 14, 2018
    It will transfer but only if the car is sold through Tesla as a result of a trade-in. Kinda chicken-ship.
    they have ships dedicated to chickens now???


    "If you choose to sell your current Tesla, free Supercharging will not transfer to the next owner."

    old news.
    why would you buy a used tesla from anyone but tesla? you will get the free supercharging (may change in the future), and a warranty. the only scenario i can see if you are giving it to a family member. in that case transfer the car to that person and don't change your "My Tesla" info and share the login with the family member to have remote access to the car.
  • edited May 2018
    Uh, I bought my Tesla S, used, from a regular old car dealership. (Well, maybe not quite "regular". They were actually a pretty interesting business that does no haggle sales on every vehicle they sell, and they look like a hip Silicon Valley type of place more than a typical car dealer. I think they're trying to compete with the likes of CarMax. They let you make a purchase and/or do a trade-in completely online and will bring the car out to you if you like. You get 7 days to return a car, no questions asked, too. My salesperson actually went to bat for me to find the lowest possible interest rate on my loan, vs. the usual situation of some Finance guy trying to scam you into taking their loan at an inflated rate, followed by a hard sell on paint protection and extended warranties!)

    I was very happy with the deal, overall. But I *was* wondering what my status was for the free supercharging. Sounds like I don't qualify, which is disappointing. But I paid a lot less than what Tesla was asking for their CPO cars with fewer options on them than this one had.
  • edited November -1
    @tom.wyrick depends on the manufacture date of the MS you bought. There are early MS's that have supercharging that follows the car till it's death. There was a change (as referenced by Bighorn) that occurred about January of 17 where the buyer of the vehicle was granted free supercharging for as long as they own that specific vehicle. The early MS's had supercharging as an option. You may be able to still add the option now, as I recall it's a $2,500 add. I'm pretty sure the really early MS 40s had no option for supercharging.
  • edited May 2018
    @tom
    You almost certainly would have free supercharging from a car lot Model S unless you bought a very new one.
  • edited June 2018
    If I was to buy a used 2014 Model S 85, we would be grandfathered into free supercharging?
  • edited November -1
    @mrs. christians - Highly likely. But I'd verify before you close the deal. It was possible to purchase a S 85 in 2014 without supercharging enabled. But if it's got supercharging now, it's my understanding that would follow that vehicle (not the owner). At lease based on age.
  • edited June 2018
    Best thing would be to take the VIN to Tesla and ask them.
  • edited June 2018
    @MrsC
    All 85s in 2014 came with lifetime, transferable free supercharging. Unless I’ve suffered a stroke.
  • edited June 2018
    @ Bighorn - I'll defer to you and assume my earlier post to be incorrect. I should have said... "It was possible to purchase a MS in 2014 without supercharging enabled." my bad.
  • edited July 2018
    Just wanted to reach out and thank you guys for all the information! Purchased a model S P85 as of yesterday with free unlimited supercharging!!!!
  • edited July 2018
    Congrats! The P85 is a very fun car to drive because of the power and RWD handling.
  • edited October 2018
    Hmm, I tried calling the Tesla helpline as well as talking to the local sales people near me regarding the ability to transfer the free supercharging. I was able to find out that they can look up the vehicle by VIN to determine if supercharging was purchased for it, but no one could say for sure if it was transferable. Does anyone know how to find out for sure?

    Also, and I apologize if this is covered on another thread, do the other features purchased by the original owner transfer to the new owner (such as enhanced auto pilot etc.)?
  • edited October 2018
    @drumjammy, yes, all the paid features will transfer to the new owner. If you want to know if free supercharging is transferable or not, ask the person you are buying it off to log into their Tesla account and check. Click on the vehicle, scroll down to Supercharging and it will give you the info.

    For my case it says "You have free, unlimited Supercharging for your current Tesla vehicle as well as any new Model S or Model X purchased before January 31, 2018. If you choose to sell your current Tesla, free Supercharging will transfer to the next owner. In addition, up to five friends you refer will also receive free Supercharging. Read our Supercharging terms."

    It will be different for others depending on when they ordered or if they used a referral code to get the free supercharging.
  • edited October 2018
    Tesla still offer free super charging from referral codes? I thought that ended already.

    Didn't Elon even made a really big deal about ? no more free supercharging .
  • edited October 2018
    The discussion here is about used cars.
  • edited November 2018
    I bought a CPO 2016 model X (through Tesla) and it has free supecharging, the sales person said it is attached to the vin # and that is how the superchargers recognize your car
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