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Published on January 4th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

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Breaking! Tesla Opens Up Model 3 Orders To Non-Reservation Holders In Europe & China (Except RHD)

January 4th, 2019 by  


Tesla announce this morning that it has opened up the Model 3 configurator to the countries in Europe that drive on the right side of the road.

About a month ago, on December 7th, the configuring was opened for the Model 3 All Wheel Drive and Performance for European reservation holders. The news today is that those who don’t have a reservation can get their orders configured.

But Can You Use a Referral Code to Get Free Supercharging?

As we reported a month ago, there was no easy way to use a referral code to get 9 months of free supercharging at that time. When you tried to use a regular link like https://ts.la/paul92237, it brought up a page that lets you order a Model S or X.

Through some sleuthing, however, we found out you can do it, but you need to send an email to buildmy3EMEA@tesla.com with the word “Referral” in the subject line.

In the body of your email, include your name and contact information, the reservation number (starts with RN), and the referral code you’d like to use. Mine is paul92237 — or you can use someone else’s.

This is the method to use if you have already configured your Model 3, which is a workaround for Europeans until Tesla changes the website options. Note that it may take a few days for Tesla to update your order.

Conclusion

This is great news for people who want a Tesla Model 3 but missed their chance to make a reservation. Some will say this a sign of weak demand for the Model 3. It also could mean that the production is humming along smoothly and Tesla is confident it will be able to meet a large volume of orders before too long.

I think it is a little bit of both and is a sign that the demand for the AWD and Performance versions of the car available today is somewhat limited, but as less expensive versions of the car become available, I think the quantity demanded of the product will increase substantially.

 
 





 

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About the Author

I've been a software engineer for over 30 years, first working on EDI software and more recently developing data warehouse systems in the telecommunications and healthcare industry. Along the way, I've also had the chance to help start a software consulting firm and do portfolio management for several investment trusts. In 2010, I took an interest in electric cars because gas was getting expensive. In 2015, I started reading CleanTechnica and took an interest in solar, mainly because it was a threat to my oil and gas investments in my investment trusts. Tesla investor. Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/paul92237



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