Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Option Now Costs $10K

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving option jumped from $8,000 to $10,000 today, as promised by the company last week.

The price of FSD has steadily climbed even ahead of its availability. The software package price increased $1,000 in July, then Chief Executive Elon Musk announced on Twitter last week that another $2,000 increase would go into effect today.

Tesla began releasing the FSD beta last week and owners are finding the software to be much improved over the previous versions of Autopilot. Musk has called the improvements “profound.”

Tesla says FSD features include:

  • Navigate on Autopilot: automatic driving from highway on-ramp to off-ramp including interchanges and overtaking slower cars.
  • Auto Lane Change: automatic lane changes while driving on the highway.
  • Autopark: both parallel and perpendicular spaces.
  • Summon: your parked car will come find you anywhere in a parking lot. Really.
  • Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control: assisted stops at traffic controlled intersections.

For those not willing to pay for the $10,000 package, there may be other options. Musk said last week that Tesla will offer a subscription service sometime in 2021, but didn’t offer pricing or additional details.

A subscription service may make sense for many Tesla owners who don’t have a regular need for FSD, but would enjoy access to the feature on longer trips. Ultimately, Musk imagines a fleet of FSD-powered robotoxis, so the ability for owners to turn on the feature to make a few bucks may be a nice option too.

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