Tesla is raising the fully self-driving fare further from $12,000 to $15,000 starting Sept. 5. And it’s probably not over.
Tesla has brought great changes in the automotive industry since it came into the market. We owe him, for example, OTA updates, software activation of features or even subscriptions. A practice that many praise. Others, on the other hand, criticize its pricing policy, which is often arbitrary.
Tesla raises the price of fully autonomous driving again
For the second time this year, Tesla is raising the price of its fully self-driving (FSD) capability. Elon Musk recently tweeted that the total amount of this driver assistance software will increase to $15,000 starting September 5. The automaker will honor the current rate of $12,000 on orders placed before that date, but will deliver those vehicles at a later date.
From $12,000 to $15,000 starting September 5
“Note, you can give your car FSD in 2 minutes via the Tesla app,” added Elon Musk. The multibillionaire did not say if Tesla would also increase the price of the FSD subscription. Depending on your Tesla’s current Autopilot capabilities, adding the software to your vehicle can cost up to $199 per month.
And it’s probably not over
Tesla frequently increases its prices. That of Full Self-Driving functionality in recent years is no exception. When the company first started offering it as a separate option from Autopilot, it cost $5,000 upfront or $7,000 after delivery. At the beginning of the year, the price of the FSD option rose from $10,000 to $12,000. Elon Musk previously announced that Tesla would raise the price again last July, saying the software was “ridiculously low” at $12,000 and that an increase would make the difference between Tesla “which is worth a lot of money and Tesla which is worth practically nothing”.