Tesla just unveiled a way to let customers subscribe to its advanced driver assistance package for $ 199 per month instead of paying $ 10,000 upfront.
An eligible car owner shared the notification they received from Tesla with CNBC on Friday, saying:
“Fully autonomous driving is now available for a monthly subscription. Upgrade your Model Y … only $ 199 US (excluding tax ), you can experience autopilot navigation, automatic lane change, automatic parking, traffic lights and calls, stop sign control, and other functions. Currently enabled features to require active driver supervision and will not cause the vehicle to drive autonomously.
Although this person’s Tesla Model Y has all the components needed to start an FSD subscription, other car owners regret having to pay $ 1,500 to upgrade their Tesla computer to the company’s first hardware demo 3 or HW3 in April 2019. Autonomy Day event.
Customers who previously bought Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot package, which it is not selling any longer, can subscribe to FSD for a lower price of $99 a month but may require the HW3 upgrade.
In a subscription agreement on Tesla’s website, Elon Musk’s electric vehicle maker cautions that, among other things:
- FSD features are “subject to change, limited by region,” and can only be used on Tesla vehicles that have newer hardware and Autopilot technology installed.
- Drivers are responsible for tolls, parking or other traffic violations that happen in a Tesla that’s operating with FSD features engaged.
- Tesla can increase the price for a subscription any time, but will give drivers a one-month advance notice before billing them at a new rate.
- Owners can cancel FSD any time but the company won’t prorate their monthly payment if they do.
- Tesla can suspend or cancel a driver’s FSD subscription if they use the technology, “for anything unauthorized or inappropriate” or for non-payment.