Tesla seems to have removed a controversial clause from its Cybertruck purchase agreement that threatened legal action against buyers who resold their vehicles within the first year.
Previously, the agreement stated Tesla "may seek injunctive relief to prevent the transfer of title of the Vehicle" or "demand liquidated damages from you in the amount of $50,000 or the value received as consideration for the sale or transfer, whichever is greater."
The company could also ban offending resellers from future Tesla purchases.
However, Electrek reports this clause has now been removed just ahead of the first Cybertruck deliveries this month. The Cybertruck is Tesla's much-hyped pickup truck, though production has been repeatedly delayed. Only a small number will be released initially, leading to concerns over car flipping.
Clauses preventing early resale are common among automakers producing rare, expensive vehicles. But the Cybertruck is supposed to be mass-produced, with Tesla claiming capacity for 125,000 annually. Removing the controversial clause suggests the company recognizes the Cybertruck as more of a mainstream product.
While Tesla understandably wants to prevent buyers instantly profiting from the initial scarcity, abandoning harsh legal threats shows more trust in Cybertruck customers. For resellers hoping to cash in, it's a sigh of relief.