Musk says Tesla (TSLA) will allow FSD vehicle transfer for customers one time during Q3

That's correct, your one-time transfer of an FSD subscription to a new vehicle must be ordered during Q3 2023.


During Tesla’s Q2 2023 earnings call, Elon Musk announced that full self-driving (FSD) customers would be able to transfer their subscriptions one time so long as the order is placed during Q3 2023.

This is a somewhat bizarre announcement that has both positive and head scratching components. While FSD subscribers will be happy to hear that they can transfer their subscriptions from one car to another, it’s puzzling that there is a restriction in place that will only allow this order to be placed during Q3 2023. It’s understandable that you could only transfer it one time, I suppose, but Musk didn’t elaborate on the Q3 2023 restriction.

For the uninitiated, FSD requires customers to pay a one-time fee, plus a monthly subscription price for ongoing use of the service. This news means that FSD customers will be able to transfer their FSD service to a new vehicle without having to pay the one-time fee again. However, they will still have to pay the monthly subscription. If they should buy yet another vehicle in the future, they would then have to pay the one-time fee (wait for it) a second time.

We didn’t get much detail from Musk about how the FSD transfer will play out beyond what we’ve outlined here. Hopefully there will be more information and some clarification coming soon, which you can count on reading about via the Tesla topic right here on Shacknews.

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From The Chatty
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      July 19, 2023 4:57 PM

      Could be nice to swap out my first-gen Model 3 for the new refreshed version and get the FSD transferred.

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      July 19, 2023 10:38 PM

      "Hurry, we need an influx of cash to bump up that stock price. Will you suckers with only a few year old cars give us more cash right now? We'll give you this one-time limited offer for something that shouldn't cost anything anyway as incentive!"

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      July 19, 2023 11:32 PM

      He can fuck off. No reason he should get paid more than once per car for it.

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      July 20, 2023 3:51 AM

      I want this but I hate this.

      My long paid off 2018 3 has little battery degradation and no issues that necessitates a new car.

      Feels like a dirty tactic to pressure people to buy, FSD should go with the account not the car.

      But the opportunity to take advantage of jumping into a new HW4 car when I know my HW3 won’t cut it is attractive.

      No cost for FSD, an upgrade to HW4, can take advantage of the tax credit, plus all the benefits of a newer model that they’ve added over the years.

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      July 20, 2023 3:51 AM

      Attention everyone! CANNONBALL!!!!!

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      July 20, 2023 4:23 AM

      Today's thread on emotional abuse and manipulation is a very apt read for all Tesla owners.

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      July 20, 2023 6:08 AM

      What a racket. Glad I didn’t fall for FSD hype

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