Elon Musk: Tesla’s fully self-driving system price in North America will increase by 25%
On August 21, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the price of the company’s fully automatic driving system (FSD) will increase by 25%, and the price of FSD in North America will be increased from September 5. Increased from $12,000 to $15,000. The FSD, which includes features such as self-driving navigation, automatic lane change, automatic parking, summon and traffic lights, and stop sign control, is the second price increase for the system this year.
According to Musk, the price increase will be implemented after the widespread release of the FSD Beta 10.69.2 system. For orders placed before September 5, the current price of $12,000 will be executed, but the delivery of the order will be slightly later. He said the latest version of the software has already started testing with some Tesla owners, and version 10.69.2 is expected to be widely released in the coming weeks.
Tesla has recently come under criticism and regulatory scrutiny from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In July, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it had reviewed nearly 200 vehicle accidents involving the use of Autopilot. Meanwhile, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has accused Tesla of misleading consumers with ads promoting Autopilot and FSD features.
Still, Tesla is making steady progress, with a limited release of the latest FSD beta for a relatively small group of users, Musk tweeted.