Tesla has started offering a monthly subscription for its Full Self Driving package for $199 per month (h/t Electrek). Tesla owners who have purchased the now-discontinued Enhanced Autopilot package can get the FSD plan for $99 per month, according to Tesla’s Support Page. Until now, the automaker had sold its FSD package for a one-time fee of $10,000, but the monthly subscription allows users to (literally) test the FSD features without a long-term commitment. Tesla owners can cancel their monthly FSD subscription at any time, subject to the terms and conditions on the Tesla website.
Only Teslas with the FSD computer hardware 3.0 (HW3) or higher plus Basic or Enhanced Autopilot configurations are eligible to subscribe to FSD; other owners can purchase a hardware upgrade for $1,500 to make their vehicles FSD ready.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been promising a subscription option for FSD for a few years now. Tesla finally began shipping over-the-air software updates for the beta version of version 9 of FSD early this month. As a reminder, the FSD software does not allow a Tesla vehicle to drive itself without driver input.
An owner shared a post they had received from Tesla with CNBC, who said the FSD subscription included “features such as Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Auto Park, Summon and Traffic Light, and Stop Sign Control.” The message also stated that “the currently enabled features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous.”