Tesla to Reverse Massive Price Hikes for Some Solar Roof Customers, Court Document Shows

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Tesla to Reverse Massive Price Hikes for Some Solar Roof Customers, Court Document Shows
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Tesla solar roof customers who were blindsided by the company’s massive (and legally questionable) price hikes in April may be able to get their original rates restored, according to a court document published this week.

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As first spotted by CNBC, a Thursday filing with the U.S. district court in San Jose, California, details a new program that Tesla quietly launched to placate longtime solar roof customers:

“On September 13, 2021, counsel for Tesla informed counsel for Plaintiffs that Tesla had recently launched a program for customers who signed Solar Roof contracts before the April 2021 price changes to return those customers to their original pricing (if they were subject to a price increase in April 2021).”

The document is from a class-action lawsuit filed against Tesla in May by Matthew Amans. The lead plaintiff argues Tesla jacked up the price for outfitting his home with a solar roof by about $75,000 when it came time for installation — from $71,662 per his original contract to $146,462, according to Business Insider. Amans wasn’t the only one: Multiple Tesla customers said they received emails from the company in April disclosing huge prize hikes for their solar roof contracts, some of which had been signed more than a year ago at that point, ahead of their scheduled installations.