Tesla Full Self-Driving Subscription Launching In May, Musk Says

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that the Full Self-Driving package will arrive next month. 
  • However, Musk hinted that the FSD v9.0 update might arrive only after June this year. 
  • Some Tesla owners have long asked for an FSD package in the form of a subscription as it would save them the trouble of paying upwards of $10,000.

To make the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package more appealing for a broader range of customers, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said last month that the FSD package would be offered in the form of a subscription by Q2. We’re now getting a further update on this courtesy of Musk on Twitter. 

In response to a user’s query, Musk first claimed that the FSD Beta button would arrive next month, i.e., in May. 

However, he adjusted the timeline in a subsequent tweet, saying, “Button timing of May is aspirational. Depends on how well limited beta of V9.0 goes, but I would be surprised if wide beta (aka button) is later than June. FSD subscription next month is a sure thing.”

The “button” being referenced here is the ‘download Full Self-Driving Beta button’ that Tesla will roll out with the next update to eligible customers. However, what took our attention is the mention of the FSD subscription being a “sure thing” for May.

Tesla Autopilot

A “feature complete” version of the FSD package (v9.0) is currently being tested in Beta among Tesla owners and employees. The company will apparently rely on customers’ feedback to make adjustments to the feature over time while also gathering enough information to ascertain it’s safer than human driving. 

As for the FSD subscription, it would serve as an excellent alternative for those who don’t want to pay over $10,000 for the package.

FSD won’t be deemed an autonomous driving system because it requires the driver’s attention at all times. However, FSD can maneuver through busy intersections without any human intervention. 

Though the subscription is a remedy to get more customers on board, the company insists that getting the package outright makes more sense economically. There’s no word on how much the subscription will cost, with multiple estimates indicating that it will be well over $100 per month.

What do you make of this news? 

Source: Twitter

Via: InsideEVs