According to Elon Musk, from August 16, 2019, Tesla will raise prices for the “full self driving” service by $1,000. Currently, this option costs $6,000 when buying a car, or $8,000 if the owner wants to upgrade the car.
As mentioned earlier this year, cost of the Tesla FSD option will increase every few months. Those who buy it earlier will see the benefit.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 16, 2019
Recall that in early 2019, the option of “full autonomy” was returned to the online configurator on the Tesla website after it had to be removed in 2018 amid criticism. The fact is that at the moment the company takes money for a non-existent service, which should appear only in the future.
According to Elon Musk, Tesla will do everything possible to make the “full self-driving” option available at the end of this year. To speed up this process, the company’s engineers have developed their own graphics chip FSD (Full Self Driving), which is the dozens of times better than the solution from NVidia. And recently, all new cars that go off the conveyor are equipped with this chip (more precisely, two chips).
Earlier this year, Musk stated that the price of the “full self-driving” option would increase significantly over time. The price increase will occur gradually, with the introduction of this function.
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