Recently, a Tesla “No resale commitment letter” was exposed online. The letter reveals that customers who place one or more cumulative orders to purchase multiple Tesla vehicles need to sign the “No resale commitment letter”. The letter forces customers to promise not to resell to a third party within one year. Violators will pay a penalty of 20% of the vehicle’s original fee. According to a Tesla staff, this move is to prevent scalpers from reselling the car after booking in advance. However, Tesla’s customer service, as well as sales staff, claims that they know nothing about the “No resale commitment letter”.
The “No Resale Commitment Letter” is a preventive measure against the recent phenomenon of individuals purchasing multiple Teslas at one time on the official website. The purpose is to maintain a fair and transparent car buying experience for the majority of consumers. This also truly protects the rights and interests of consumers. Therefore, it will not cause any impact on the normal car purchase and overall experience of ordinary consumers.
Tesla has raised prices three times in a week in a row, and all models of Model 3 and Model Y have raised prices. Due to hot orders and limited production capacity, Tesla’s delivery time has been as long as 4-5 months. According to Tesla’s official website, the current delivery time of the Tesla Model 3 is 16-20 weeks. For other models like the Tesla Model Y, the delivery time is 10-20 weeks.
Tesla to add 3 supercharging stations and 18 supercharging piles in China
Recent reports from Tesla China charging team show that the company will boost its charging capacity in China. The company will add 3 new supercharging stations and 18 supercharging piles. These new charging will be spread across 3 cities/counties across the country.
Tesla said that as of now, the company has over 1,100 supercharging stations and more than 8,400 supercharging piles in mainland China. Furthermore, it also has over 700 destination charging stations and more than 1,800 destination charging stations. Its ground charging piles cover more than 360 cities and regions.
In addition, Tesla also announced the list of cities expected to add supercharging stations in March, including Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guiyang, Luohe, Wuhan, Jishou, Yuncheng, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Foshan, Jieyang, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Tiantai, Jinan, Jining, Chengdu, Meishan, Kunming, Yizheng, Dongtai, Yangzhou.
According to previous information, Tesla’s supercharging network covers 100% of all provincial capitals and municipalities in mainland China. Also, it has a full coverage of prefecture-level cities in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Hebei, Shandong, Guangdong, and Guizhou.