Tesla has reintroduced a clause in its Cybertruck purchase contract, warning buyers against attempting to resell their vehicles within the first year of ownership. The clause, initially introduced in November and labeled “For Cybertruck Only,” entails legal consequences, including potential lawsuits by Tesla to recover the sale amount or a minimum of $50,000.
The initial inclusion of this provision sparked a mixed public reaction, with some applauding it as a measure against scalping, while others criticized Tesla for imposing usage restrictions on purchased vehicles.
Despite the clause being swiftly removed three days after its initial implementation, the reasons behind its introduction and subsequent removal remain undisclosed by Tesla. The company’s silence has left both the public and Cybertruck owners in speculation about the intent behind these contractual adjustments.
As the clause reappears with the availability of the early Foundation Series for Cybertruck orders, questions arise regarding its scope. It remains unclear whether this provision applies solely to the Foundation series or extends to all Cybertrucks for a limited duration, pending wider availability.
Concerns have been raised by some orderers regarding the absence of this language in the pre-order agreement they viewed before submitting Tesla’s $250 non-refundable order fee, distinct from the initial $100 refundable reservation fee.
The version of the document on Tesla’s website, at present, does not display Cybertruck-specific anti-scalping language. However, verification is pending to confirm whether this aligns with the version linked on the pre-order page after order invitations but before the $250 payment. Readers who have been invited to configure a Cybertruck are encouraged to provide insights on whether the anti-reselling language is present in the documents available before finalizing their order.