Once you have purchased a vehicle and own it, there is usually nothing that can stop you from selling it to someone else. However, this is not the case with the Tesla Cybertruck.
A section titled “Cybertruck Only” in Tesla’s vehicle ordering terms begins:
“You understand and acknowledge that the Cybertruck will initially be released in limited quantities. You agree that you will not sell or otherwise attempt to sell the Vehicle within the first year of the delivery date of your Vehicle.”
Of course, many enthusiastic buyers of the stainless steel electric cyber truck, some of whom will soon receive their vehicle, will of course not mind this regulation brought to light by Insider. And if for some reason they need to resell it, there is an appropriate way to do so, according to the terms and conditions:
“If for unforeseen reasons you need to sell the vehicle within the first year of the delivery date and Tesla agrees that your reason warrants an exception to the non-reseller policy, you agree to notify Tesla in writing and give Tesla a reasonable time vehicle for sale from you at your sole discretion and at the purchase price listed on your final price sheet less $0.25/mile, reasonable wear and tear, and the cost of repairing the vehicle in accordance with Tesla’s used vehicle cosmetic and mechanical standards. If Tesla declines to purchase your vehicle, you may not resell your vehicle to a third party unless you have received written consent from Tesla.”
So it may take some time-consuming back and forth, but it would be possible to get permission to resell the vehicle. But if a Cybertruck owner overlooks or simply forgets these conditions, caution is advised: penalties may apply.
“You agree that if Tesla violates this provision, or if Tesla has reasonable grounds to suspect that you are about to violate this provision, Tesla may seek an injunction to prevent the transfer of ownership of the Vehicle , or may recover from you liquidated damages in the amount of $50,000 or the value received in consideration for the sale or transfer, whichever is greater.”
If that’s not enough to stop someone from selling without permission in the first year, there’s another threat: “Tesla may also refuse to sell you future vehicles.”
Tesla has no shortage of customers who are interested in the unusual pickup. CEO Elon Musk said last month that over 1 million customers have made deposits for the Cybertruck. In contrast, the company’s current manufacturing capacity is only about 125,000 per year. By 2025 there should be 250,000.
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Source : fortune.com