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Tales of the Unexpected


Active ember
Apr 4, 2020
Cheshire UK
After selling & receiving payment for my Model 3 I transferred ownership to the account of the new owner & he left the car with me for a few hours before returning to collect.

1. While I was resetting and clearing my details I noticed that it now has a fresh month of Premium Connectivity commencing immediately after transferring (this had originally expired after 12 months, in April 2021). This makes me think that maybe someone could theoretically create a second account using a different email address, transfer the car to themselves and gain the same benefit for a month (..& back again later ad infinitum ??). The actual change of ownership with the DVLA happened later so the only change was within the Tesla domain.

(I wouldn’t do this for the reason below & also because I’m perfectly happy using the simpler map & a hotspot when I need it without PC).

2. When I collected the Model Y I needed to transfer the original car to another account on my secondary email address (in order to keep remaining referral miles on the original account that now had the new car). Tesla did that with me at my local SC & all is as expected but because I wasn't digging around in settings I don't know if the same thing as above happened with the original car - presumably it did?

Now strangely, although the referral miles are still available to the original account/Model Y as I wanted, whilst I still had both only the Model 3 on the app showed charge stats whereas the original account had lost them. Both were with the latest iOS 16.2 & Tesla app 4.16.0. New car has the referral miles but only the old car had the stats & this was with logging in-out on the same phone.

Today I have logged out again, deleted the iPhone app & reinstalled it but still no stats. It's actually no big deal to me as I have only ever charged either using Octopus overnight rates, from solar or using free SuC miles & those stats seemed rather meaningless so I basically ignored them anyway.

Whatever, both the Premium connectivity bonus and losing charge stats seem to be (more) strange quirks from a company supposedly known as a software specialist who also builds cars... but as someone familiar with Tesla for several years perhaps I shouldn't class anything as 'unexpected'?
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Well-Known Member
Nov 2, 2015
Suffolk, UK
In terms of leaving the old car on an account and "adding another one" (rather than moving the old car to a new account to make free miles available to new car):

Back when I had a large pile of freebie miles, I was driving an MS with unlimited supercharging - so the miles were no use to me - I put wife and 2 family members' cars all on the same account, and they very kindly used up my miles for me :) But everyone gets the "You've left the door open you nitwit" messages ...

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