$TSLA Fans Start to Doubt Musk on FSD


Tesla is renowned for having perhaps the most devoted fan following of any carmaker around, yet even these hardy souls are starting to question their faith in CEO Elon Musk.

The momentary change of heart came after the mercurial visionary told Tesla’s U.S. owners via Twitter on Saturday they had until January 17th to purchase his controversial Full Self-Driving (FSD) feature before the price would be hiked by a fifth to $12,000. Monthly subscription are also set to rise, although Musk didn’t specify by when or how much.

Instead of the usual excitement from supporters that it signals a leap forward in development of Level 4 autonomy—the stage at which a car effectively becomes a robotaxi—the reaction among even his staunchest supporters ranged from shock to disappointment.