Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, announced on Friday that the company will raise the price of FSD (Full Self Driving) from $10,000 to $12,000 within a week, on January 17. The price changes only apply for the U.S. customers. Using Twitter, Musk said “Tesla FSD price rising to $12k on Jan 17.” and “Just in the US. FSD price will rise as we get closer to FSD production code release.” – he added.
According to Tesla, Autopilot is: “an advanced driver assistance system that enhances safety and convenience behind the wheel. When used properly, Autopilot reduces your overall workload as a driver. Each new Tesla vehicle is equipped with 8 external cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a powerful onboard computer provide an additional layer of safety to guide you on your journey. Model 3 and Model Y built for the North American market have transitioned to camera-based Tesla Vision, which are not equipped with radar and instead rely on Tesla’s advanced suite of cameras and neural net processing to deliver Autopilot and related features. Model S and Model X continue to be equipped with radar.”
This is the first time since October 2020 that Tesla adjusted the purchase price of the feature. By that time, the price raising was also by $2,000 as well.