We now have an update on when Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) subscriptions will launch, according to the company’s CEO Elon Musk.
Back in December, Musk said FSD subscriptions would be releasing “early next year”. On Monday, Musk has now clarified, responding “Q2 for sure”, when asked by @WholeMarsBlog about the launch timeline.
Q2 for sure
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 1, 2021
“Note, buying FSD will still be a better long-term deal than subscription,” added Musk in a follow up reply.
Currently, FSD costs $10,000 USD in the United States and includes standard Autopilot features, but adds:
- Navigate on Autopilot
- Auto Lane Change
- Full Self-Driving Computer
- Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control
- Autosteer on city streets (coming later this year)
Currently, the full FSD beta version remains in the hands of a small group of testers and has not been made available for the public yet.
Many Tesla investors are bullish on FSD, as it will allow the company to launch its highly-anticipated Robotaxi network. It’s unclear when this will be possible, but Musk has previously stated he was “extremely confident” FSD would be released in 2021.