How does $8,000 sound?

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.

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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.”
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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

Further Reading

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Read our full review on the 2020 Tesla Model Y.

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2017 - 2019 Tesla Model X

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2017 Tesla Model S Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Tesla Model S.

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