LATEST DEAL: Tesla is currently offering 5,000km of Free Supercharging (~$400 value) for Model 3 long range EVs.
Unlike most car brands that sell their cars through dealerships, Tesla has a direct sales model which offers no discounts or negotiations. The price you see is the price you pay. There are however promotions that Tesla run throughout the year, this guide will cover the latest ways to unlock discounts on your next Tesla purchase.
Tesla Referral Programs
Tesla periodically offers various incentive programs. One of the most well-known has been the referral program, allowing existing Tesla owners to refer friends and family, with both parties receiving a benefit such as discounts on vehicles, free Supercharging and free Enhanced Autopilot trials.
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Tesla Inventory Deals
Tesla occasionally offers discounts on inventory cars – those which are new but may have been test-driven or used for display purposes in showrooms. These 'demonstration' models often come with a reduced price tag but the same warranties as a brand-new car. There are currently dozens of Model 3 and Ys in Tesla's existing inventory and all have less than 50kms driven. For those looking to take delivery of their new Tesla within days rather than weeks, and don't mind a 2023 model, this may be a good option for you. By way of example, there is currently a 2023 Tesla Model 3 RWD available for $55,360 before on-road costs. This represents a 10.6% or $6,540 discount to the refreshed 2024 Tesla Model 3 RWD.
Free Tesla Supercharging
Tesla Model 3 Long Range vehicles purchased and delivered between November 20, 2023 and December 31, 2023 will receive 5,000 kilometres of free Supercharging. The value of this deal is estimated to be worth ~$400 based on a Tesla Supercharger cost of $0.62/kWh.
Government Incentives for Electric Vehicles
While not a discount from Tesla directly, various government incentives can make purchasing a Tesla more affordable. For instance, rebates, stamp duty exemptions and FBT exemptions are available across various states for electric vehicle buyers. These incentives can significantly lower the effective price of a new EV.
In NSW, orders placed before 1 January 2024 will be eligible for a $3,000 rebate and free stamp duty. The value of these incentives for a 2024 Tesla Model 3 RWD is $5,285.
Note: Values are subject to change and vary based on specific criteria. Always check with local government resources for the most current information.
A pre-owned Tesla could be a more budget-friendly option, often coming at a marked-down price compared with a new model. Tesla provides a limited warranty on used inventory vehicles, combining peace of mind with cost savings. Alternatively you could purchase a used Tesla through third-party dealers or private sellers at lower prices than buying direct. For example a recent search of carsales revealed several used Tesla Model 3s with asking prices of under $40,000.
When considering a used Tesla, research the:
- Vehicle's history.
- Remaining warranty.
- State of the battery and other critical components.
Tesla Corporate Program
Tesla used to offers discounts through a Corporate Program with employers with more than 500 employees. Benefits included free delivery fee ($1,375) and 3-years of servicing (tyre rotation, air filter replacement etc). The Tesla Corporate Program in Australia ended on 31 March 2022. This page will be updated if the program gets re-instated again.
Tips to Stay Informed on Tesla Discounts
While historically Tesla has seldom offered traditional discounts like other manufacturers, we are starting to notice as the market gets more competitive with options from other EV brands, more Tesla deals are appearing. To stay informed across the latest deals we recommend:
- Monitor Tesla's official channels and reputable Tesla forums.
- Subscribe to newsletters that share news about Tesla promotions.
- Connect with the Tesla community (Reddit, Facebook groups) to learn about any unadvertised offers.
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