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Tesla Is Giving Away A Free Month Of Full Self-Driving To Any Fool Who Will Trust It

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Tesla is now going to offer U.S. customers a one-month free trial of its Full Self-Driving beta driver-assist system, according to a post on X from company CEO Elon Musk. The move comes as demand for electric vehicles softens and a price war among EV makers rages on. Both factors have hurt Tesla’s sales and margins.

“All U.S. cars that are capable of FSD will be enabled for a one-month trial this week,” Musk posted in a reply to that Whole Mars Catalog guy on X. Musk has also apparently told Tesla staff to give demonstrations of FSD to new buyers and owners of serviced vehicles, according to Reuters. In emails, Musk has apparently said “almost no one actually realized how well [supervised] FSD actually works.” Sure, buddy. Sure.

Musk has long said the $12,000 driver assist software could be a potential profit generator for Tesla, but – as with most things – it has fallen short of his promises, according to Reuters. For years, Musk has said Full Self-Driving will soon be able to be fully autonomous, but that just has not happened at all. Regulatory and legal scrutinyinto Tesla’s safety and marketing of the program has not helped matters.