The firm's billionaire CEO made the ambitious prediction at an investors conference in Palo Alto, California.
He said: "I feel very confident predicting autonomous robotaxis for Tesla next year."
Drivers who own one of the auto company's cars will be a able to add their motor to an app similar to Uberm, which will enable them to send out cars to pick people up, with Tesla making 25 to 30 per cent from the revenue generated.
Musk said that drivers could earn up to $30,000 a year from the rides.
For anyone doubting the deadline, Musk said they "won't have regulatory approval everywhere," but said he's "confident we will have at least regulatory approval somewhere."
He didn't provide any further details on where the robotaxis will be made available.
But Musk did admit to not always meeting his deadlines.
He said: "Sometimes I am not on time. But I get it done and the Tesla team gets it done."