Act fast. The clock is ticking.
Tesla has had an amazing year. While 2020 may not have been the best for most residents of this planet, the Californian company became the world's most valuable automaker, began the construction of two new factories, and started testing its full self-driving (FSD) technology in beta ahead of a general rollout early next year. The automaker is also currently racing against time to achieve its end-of-year-goal of a record 500,000 deliveries this year.
Earlier this month, we reported Tesla still had to deliver over 181,000 vehicles and that figure has since decreased, but it's not quite there. As part of a last-minute push, CEO Elon Musk has just announced any Tesla vehicle delivered between now and midnight on December 31 will receive three months of FSD, totally free of charge.
This system will soon enable full self-driving in certain driving conditions. Unlike Autopilot, the driver will not need to pay attention to the road, let alone keep their hands on the steering wheel. Musk didn't make clear when those three months will kick in, but the package normally sells for $10,000 and includes features like Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon, and Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control.
It's a clever offer because not only could it help push Tesla over that half-a-million vehicle delivery goal, but also tempt owners into purchasing the pricey system once their free three-month offer ends.
Musk didn't state if the offer applies to certain vehicles, such as the popular Tesla Model 3, but it's fair to assume the entire lineup is included, even though Model S and Model X production lines are currently shut down for 18 days for an unspecified reason(s). Eventually, Tesla plans to offer the $10k FSD feature as a subscription but its monthly price remains unknown.
If this free three months of FSD is enough to give you that extra push to call up your local Tesla store, then we suggest acting fast. You've got exactly two days until the New Year.