Yesterday we reported that Tesla is offering discounts this month on the top spec versions of the Model S and Model X to move out some older inventory. Tesla has now responded to the reports and saying that the original email from a Tesla sales associate was inaccurate.
The original email stated that Tesla is offering up to $30,000 off the Model S P100D and Model X P100D models that are currently in Tesla’s inventory. Tesla is now stating that it continues to have a “strict no negotiation and no discount policy.”
“This has been true since we first started taking orders more than ten years ago, a fact we reaffirmed last year. There are zero exceptions to that policy: every Tesla customer pays the same amount for the same car, period. That is true for Elon, friends and family of the company, or anyone else.”
What the email was supposed to clarify is the fact that Tesla is offering a “[rice adjustment” on test drive vehicles, service loaners, cars that had been damaged and then repaired, or old models, as these cars have wear and tear, mileage, or discontinued features.
“No Tesla customer ever has to be concerned about not getting a “good deal.” A “good deal” is code for how a company takes advantage of a customer. We don’t do “deals.” We treat everyone the same. This will never change, ever.”