- Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the company will release the Full Self-Driving or FSD package as part of a monthly/yearly subscription by early 2021.
- Though there’s no information on the pricing model for this new FSD subscription package, it’s clear that it won’t be cheap.
- The subscription plan was expected to arrive by late 2020, but those plans have seemingly been pushed to early 2021.
Reports have previously talked about Tesla wanting to bring a subscription version of the Full Self-Driving feature to customers who aren’t keen on getting it upfront. This also comes as Tesla recently increased the cost of the FSD package, taking it to $10,000.
CEO Elon Musk has now revealed that the much-awaited monthly subscriptions for FSD will be available in early 2021, though he didn’t go into the specifics of the arrival. It’s worth noting that this is the first official confirmation we’re getting about this from the company in any form.
Previous leaks have pointed at changes made to the Tesla app’s architecture to reflect the inclusion of subscriptions. It was earlier said that Tesla will bring this subscription-based FSD option to its customers by the end of 2020, though it seems to have been delayed.
A subscription model makes a great deal of sense for customers who lease Tesla vehicles and not buy them. Tesla has long maintained that customers who take the leap and trust the Full Self-Driving package are going to be rewarded. This has proven to be true given the upgrades FSD has seen in the short time since its availability.
We don’t expect this subscription to be affordable by any measure, but it will end up being cheaper than buying the FSD package on the whole.
It is said that Tesla is also looking to allow customers to transfer ownership of FSD to another car, though there are no specific details or even a confirmation on this right now.
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