In a recent report on The Electric Viking channel, Sam delved into the surprising revelation made by Elon Musk’s mother regarding the Tesla CEO’s car purchases. Contrary to popular belief, Musk apparently pays the full price for his Tesla vehicles, dispelling the assumption that he, as the head of the company, would enjoy complimentary or discounted models. Here’s the full story.

The Unconventional Practice at Tesla

The video began with Sam sharing his own experience of starting a business and receiving products at a cost price, sharing the common practice of employees enjoying discounts or perks related to their work. However, when it came to Tesla, Sam suggested that the rules were different.

Sam expressed his initial expectations, saying that one would assume Elon Musk, the CEO and founder of Tesla, would receive Tesla vehicles for free.

However, the surprising revelation came from Musk’s mother, who disclosed that her son paid the full price for a Tesla, and there were no family discounts involved.

No Special Treatment

The video went on to highlight that it was not just Elon Musk who abided by this practice, but also his family members, including his mother and brother Kimble Musk.

Even with Kimble being on the board at Tesla, he reportedly did not receive any special pricing benefits. Sam shared that this unconventional approach was contrary to the practices seen in many companies, where executives and their families often enjoyed certain perks and discounts.

It Includes Celebrities

Sam mentioned that Tesla’s policy extended to celebrities as well, citing an incident involving rapper Snoop Dogg.

In a tweet to Elon Musk, Snoop Dogg expressed his desire for a Tesla, expecting a complimentary vehicle. However, Musk’s response was clear: everyone, including him, paid the full price for a Tesla. The video suggested that this might come as a surprise to celebrities who were used to receiving special treatment.

A Unique Approach

The video also shared that while other car companies, such as Toyota, reportedly offered employee discounts, Tesla remained an exception in this regard.

Sam concluded the video by sharing the uniqueness of Tesla’s approach in the automotive industry, where traditional norms of discounted vehicles for executives and their families were challenged.

Several YouTube users shared their thoughts on the incident.

One user wrote, “Tesla employees get stock which is more valuable than a car, they can buy a car and house which other employees can’t.”

Another user added, “Elon paid full price for his Tesla, but did he notice? That’s the difference. IMO employees should get a discount or atleast on options.”

So what are your thoughts? As Elon Musk and Tesla broke away from conventional practices in the automotive industry, what impact do you think this unique approach had on the company’s culture and perception, both internally among employees and externally among customers?