- Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that any customer that gets their Tesla delivered on the last three days of 2020 will get access to the Full Self-Driving option at no cost for three months.
- The CEO clarified that customers will have to finish documentation of their new Tesla prior to midnight on the 31st of December to be eligible for this promotion.
- This comes amidst reports of Tesla looking to reach its target of selling 500,000 cars before the end of Q4.
In what has taken pretty much everybody by surprise, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that customers who get their Teslas delivered in the last three days of 2020 will receive three months of Full Self-Driving or FSD package at no cost. In order to be eligible for this, Musk said that delivery and documentation for the new Tesla has to be finished before midnight on December 31.
While there have been speculations that Tesla may be closing in on its end of Q4 target of selling 500,000 cars, the announcement of this promotion proves the contrary. Tesla is seemingly trying to push ahead with more deliveries before the quarter comes to a close. In any case, new Tesla owners stand to save up to $10,000 in FSD cost thanks to this move.
Tesla is also expected to bring FSD as a subscription option which would make the feature more accessible to those who lease Teslas rather than buy them. It’s unclear when the FSD subscription package will be available, though it is expected to be heftily priced given that Tesla would still want customers to invest in the feature for the long term.
The company has long maintained that FSD is only getting better over time, and this has proven to be true going by the upgrades and features it has covered in just the past couple of years.
The company has previously indicated that despite paying a steep cost upfront, FSD is expected to get even better over time. Perhaps the company can count on the upcoming subscription option to increase FSD adoption among Tesla owners.
What do you make of this new announcement by the Tesla CEO?