“Only 2% of Tesla Full Self-Driving trial users buy it” says report 

According to credit card data, only about 2% of the Tesla owners who used Full Self-Driving in the free month trial ended up buying it after.

Starting in March, Tesla offered a month of free trial of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package to all its owners in North America.

At the same time, the automaker slashed the cost of the package from $12,000 to $8,000 or $99 per month for the subscription model. Interestingly, that goes against what Elon Musk said. The CEO previously said that Tesla would keep increasing the price of the FSD package as it gets better, says Electrek.

Yet, Tesla slashed the price just as it released the new v12 version of the system, which is a significant step forward.

The automaker tried to increase the take rate of FSD with the new version by making more people try it with the free trial, and then tempting them to buy or subscribe to it with the price reduction.

However, some data indicates that Tesla wasn’t really successful with the strategy.

YipitData accessed credit card data from about 3,500 Tesla owners who participated in the trial and found that only 50 bought or subscribed to FSD after the trial (via moomoo):

According to YipitData’s latest figures, nearly 3,500 Tesla owners trialed the company’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) service over the past month. However, only about 50 of these trials converted into FSD subscriptions or purchases, translating to a conversion rate of just under 2% as of May 5th. The data reveals a cautious approach among Tesla drivers towards paying for subscriptions to its autonomous driving technology.

In order to improve the take rate, Elon Musk also asked Tesla employees who deliver cars to give a FSD demonstration with every delivery.


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