Tesla plans to deliver the first Cybertruck at the end of November 2023. Initially, buyers had to agree to a contractual clause that prohibited resale for one year. Otherwise there was a penalty. The e-car manufacturer has now defused the clause.
Tesla plans to deliver its first Cybertrucks on November 30, 2023. However, around four years after the announcement, not all buyers will receive one of the e-pickups at once. The reason: high demand and low production capacities to date.
Cybertruck resale: Tesla wanted the right of first refusal
Tesla therefore feared that prices on the used car market could skyrocket. To prevent this, the company simply wanted to simply stop resale – for one year.
At least that’s what an X-Post (formerly Twitter) by Tesla fan Matthew Donegan-Ryan says. According to the post, the e-car manufacturer wanted to secure a contractual right of first refusal. In concrete terms, this means that anyone who receives a Cybertruck could only sell it back to Tesla within the first year.
Tesla wanted to demand this much money in fines
This should please many Cybertruck buyers. According to reports, Tesla wanted to claim damages of up to 50,000 US dollars in the event of non-compliance. Or alternatively: a penalty payment in the amount of the profit made on the resale. The company also wanted to prohibit the sale of further vehicles.
According to Tesla fan Donegan-Ryan, temporary sales bans are even more common in the automotive industry. Ford, for example, sued a buyer for reselling a Ford GT. Tesla’s recently discovered clause was indeed tailored to the Cybertruck. However, according to reports, there are also similar rules in the purchase contracts for the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in the USA.