Tesla by never to sue some Cybertruck owners who would like to resell their vehicle. However, it is not yet clear whether the lawsuit will apply to all owners of the new pickup and whether it will remain valid for future buyers as well. A few weeks before the first Cybertruck deliveries started, Tesla updated the purchase agreement to add that it could request court ban on the transfer of ownership rights to the vehicleif the owners try to sell their vehicle within one year of its purchase. Additionally, the company said it may seek contractual damages from customers of $50,000 or the value it received as consideration for the sale or transfer, whichever is greater.
However, shortly after this information appeared on social media, Tesla removed the clause as quietly as it added it. However, customers who managed to order the configuration Foundation Series for $120,000, they received an order agreement in which it is controversial clause still clearly stated. Based on a copy posted by customers on the Cybertruck Owners Club forum, buyers pledge not to sell their vehicle within the first year of purchase.
If owners need to sell their vehicle before the end of the year, Tesla is asking them to do so they informed the company, which then buys it back at the retail price minus 25 cents per kilometer and the cost of wear and tear, as well as the cost of repairing any damage. They could sell their Cybertruck without getting in trouble with Tesla, only if the automaker refuses to buy back their vehicle and gives them written consent to sell to a third party.
A similar rule is enforced by other car companies, especially luxury brands such as Ferrari and Porsche. In the case of Tesla, the company has not yet specified whether it will apply to all buyers, or whether the rule will apply only to owners of Foundation cars. Regardless, fans should check their purchase agreements if they buy a Cybertruck, because if they break the rule, Tesla may refuse to sell them any more cars in the future.