Tesla prepares to launch Full Self-Driving subscription, sets deadline for Enhanced Autopilot

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Tesla is preparing to launch a new Full Self-Driving monthly subscription based on an update to its mobile app and sets a deadline for the newly reintroduced Enhanced Autopilot package.Earlier this year, we reported indications that Tesla was working on a pay-as-you-go subscription for its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package.

Later, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla planned to release such an option “towards the end of the year”.

With the price of the FSD package revived as Tesla reintroduced its Enhanced Autopilot package yesterday, we see evidence that the subscription launch may be imminent.

Redditor / u / Callump01 was able to reverse engineer Tesla’s upgrade section of their mobile app to reveal the new “Subscribe” section:

While Tesla has had codes to prepare for a new subscription model for a while, this update closer to the end of the year could indicate that Tesla is preparing to release the new way to access soon. to its Full Self-Driving software.

When confirming his intention to offer a monthly subscription to access the features, Musk made it clear that purchasing the FSD package will remain the best option financially:

“I should say that it will always be a good idea to buy FSD as an option because in our opinion buying FSD is an investment in the future. And we believe it’s an investment that will pay off for the consumer – for the benefit of the consumer. In my opinion, buying an FSD option is something that people will not regret. “

However, a monthly subscription might make more sense for people leasing their Tesla vehicles and those who don’t want to commit to paying $ 8,000.

As we reported yesterday, Tesla has also reintroduced its Enhanced Autopilot package for $ 4,000 as an alternative to the Full Self-Driving package.

We noted this was an opportunistic move at the end of the quarter and now Tesla has confirmed it in a new email to customers promoting the package and saying they have until September 30. , which is the end of the quarter, to order it.

Taking Electrek

I think a subscription model makes sense for some people.

For Tesla, it also makes sense but at a fairly high price. I wouldn’t be surprised if it will cost more than $ 100 per month.

However, I also wouldn’t be surprised if Tesla ended up discontinuing some features to allow people to subscribe to only a few, much like the Enhanced Autopilot, and not just the FSD package.

But I just thought of something. Will the subscription only be available to owners of Tesla vehicles who already own the Hardware 3.0 FSD computer?

Retrofitting doesn’t come cheap, but it makes sense that Tesla would if it gets $ 8,000 for the FSD software package.

With a monthly subscription, Tesla will have a significant upfront cost to recover.

What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

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