Tesla has an extremely limited special offer for customers ordering before midnight December 31 – three free months of the Full Self Driving option.
Tesla Chief Executive tweeted about the offer Tuesday.
The FSD option currently costs $10,000 and Tesla intends to roll out a monthly subscription service next year. The new offer may give owners a chance to trial the sophisticated self-driving tech before selecting the pricey option.
According to Tesla’s October release notes for the option:
“When Full Self-Driving is enabled your vehicle will make lane changes off highway, select forks to follow your navigation route, navigate around other vehicles and objects, and make left and right turns. Use Full Self-Driving in limited Beta only if you will pay constant attention to the road, and be prepared to act immediately, especially around blind corners, crossings, intersections and in narrow driving situations.”
Musk has said that an investment in the FSD option could eventually make owners money by joining a robotaxi fleet. There’s no set timeline for that service, but Tesla continues to make advances with its vehicles’ self-driving capabilities.