After rumors began circulation suggesting Tesla was working on a pay-as-you-go subscription for its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package, Musk confirmed and said the company would release the option “towards the end of the year”
Tesla released a beta version of it’s Full Self-Driving software to a small group of early access owners in October. At the end of November, Musk revealed in another Twitter response that a wider release of the beta should be expected in about two weeks.
Although this is a great option for those who can’t or just aren’t willing to shell out the $10,000 for the feature, Musk reiterated that buying the FSD package is the smartest move financially: ’I should say, it will still make sense to buy FSD as an option as in our view, buying FSD is an investment in the future. And we are confident that it is an investment that will pay off to the consumer — to the benefit of the consumer. In my opinion, buying FSD option is something people will not regret doing”
Musk also mentioned that he was considering letting Tesla buyers transfer ownership of the Full Self-Driving package if they decide to upgrade their Tesla vehicle. However, that decision is still up in the air.