Tesla’s Full Self Driving Option is Now More Expensive
How does $8,000 sound?by Carter Stone, on LISTEN 02:30
Elon Musk announced that the price of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) option is going to "substantially" increase over time. It’s still unclear how much the price will go up, but we will know it soon as the first rise of the cost is expected for May 1, 2019. We only know it should be "something like" $3,000," which would bring the option to a total amount of $8,000.
According to the automaker, FSD will soon be able to identify and respond to traffic lights and stop signs and will even drive automatically on city streets. Tesla announced that Autopilot is now a standard feature for some model and trims, but standard Autopilot boosted the car price. Musk also said that starting in a few months it will offer computer retrofits to all owners who purchased the FSD option.
Tesla’s FSD Option Could Eclipse $8,000
The FSD system that requires Autopilot entered production earlier this month with a current cost of $5,000. Starting from May 1, immediately after Tesla will demonstrate its latest self-driving technology at an investor meeting on April 22, Tesla will increase the price of its FSD, and it could climb to as high as $8,000.
Tesla announced that Autopilot, the advanced driver assistance system that provides a combination of adaptive cruise control and lane steering is now a standard feature for some models and trims. Tesla moved four functions from Autopilot to FSD: auto lane change, auto park, summon, and navigate on autopilot. Depending on when the vehicle was ordered, Autopilot had cost either $3,000 or $4,000. Standard Autopilot boosted the car’s price, but it’s still about $500 less than ordering Autopilot separately. People ordering those Teslas with Autopilot included have to pay an extra $5,000 for FSD, should they want it.
Tesla also stated that it would offer computer retrofits to all owners who purchased the FSD option. Musk says that they will start those retrofits “in a few months.”
Over the rest of the year, Tesla is expected to deliver increasingly further advanced software updates. According to the automaker, FSD will soon be able to identify and respond to traffic lights and stop signs and automatically driving on city streets.
Tesla Model Range
|Range||Top Speed||0-60 mph||Price|
|Tesla Model Y Standard Range||230||120 mph||5.9 seconds||$39,000|
|Tesla Model Y Long Range RWD||300||130 mph||5.5 seconds||$47,000|
|Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD||280||140 mph||4.8 seconds||$51,000|
|Tesla Model Y Performance||280||150 mph||3.5 seconds||$60,000|
|Tesla Model X Long Range AWD||295||155 mph||4.7 seconds||$88,000|
|Tesla Model X Performance||289||155 mph||2.8 seconds||$104,000|
|Tesla Model S Standard Range||270||140 mph||4.2 seconds||$69,750|
|Tesla Model S Long Range||335||155 mph||4.1 seconds||$73.750|
|Tesla Model S Performance||315||155 mph||3.0 seconds||$89,750|
|Tesla Model 3 Standard range RWD||220||130 mph||5.6 seconds||$26,950|
|Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD||240||140 mph||5.3 seconds||$28,950|
|Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD||325||140 mph||5.0 seconds||$34,950|
|Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD||310||145 mph||4.5 seconds||$38,950|
|Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD||310||162 mph||3.2 seconds||$49,950|
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