Teslin Full self-driving subscription is finally available after multiple delays – and might be better value if you prefer not to commit to a purchase. Electric notes that the updated Tesla mobile app now offers most users a subscription to FSD for $ 199 a month or $ 99 if you bought Improved autopilot before it was interrupted. You can cancel at any time, so you are not bound by the minimum obligation after that first month.
You will need a suitable FSD computer (aka HW3.0). If your EV does not have hardware, you will need to purchase it for $ 1500 before subscribing.
This is a long wait. First Elon Musk revealed plans for a subscription in April 2020, but Tesla missed the stated targets to launch that feature in late 2020, early 2021, and even “safely” in May.
Monthly expenses are still not a trivial expense, and it would still be more logical to pay an upgrade price of $ 10,000 if you fully intend to use the FSD package for the life of your car. You would only start overpaying for a 50 month subscription. Still, this can give you an excuse to try a not-so-autonomous feature to see if it’s worth the investment. It might also make sense if you think you’ll only need FSD for short distances, such as a long trip, where you’d rather let the car deal with lane changes and traffic lights.
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