Tesla to raise Full Self-Driving price every 2-4 months
"Depending on how much progress we make," says Elon Musk.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reaffirmed the company's plans to keep raising prices for Autopilot's Full Self-Driving option, which is still not yet fully complete.
Buyers currently must pay $6,000 for the FSD option when purchased with a new car, or $8,000 as an upgrade after purchase.
The next price hike is scheduled for August 16, coinciding with plans to begin rolling out Version 10 software that will presumably include improvements to Autopilot and FSD features.
Further price increases will apparently follow enhancements to the software, "probably every 2-4 months, depending on how much process we make," Musk disclosed on Twitter.
Tesla recently announced that it would initially require drivers to keep their hands on the wheel after the self-driving tech is basically feature complete, allowing the safety to be validated for an eventual upgrade to true "self driving" that will not require a driver behind the wheel.
The company has big plans for Autopilot, envisioning the technology as the central element in a ride-sharing fleet combining private- and corporate-owned vehicles that will compete with Uber and Lyft.