Tuesday, 18 January 2022 09:47

Tesla Raises Full Self-Driving Capability’s Price to $12,000

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati

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Tesla has raised the price of its Full Self-Driving Capability to $12,000, less than two years since it was raised from $8,000 to $10,000 in 2020. 

The recent price increase was initially announced by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter earlier in January. In his update, Musk said FSD’s price would be rising to $12,000 on Jan. 17, only in the U.S. Musk further noted FSD should see some price increases as the system approaches its production release.


This is understandable since most of FSD’s advanced features, such as Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change and Summon, are usable in the U.S. without many limitations. The FSD Beta program, which allows early access to Autosteer on City Streets, an upcoming FSD feature, has so far only been available in the U.S. as well, though Musk has mentioned a Canada release is coming in the next weeks. 


Tesla owners in the U.S. who would be purchasing FSD today would be able to gain access to the company’s most advanced driver-assist functions. These include Navigate on Autopilot with Automatic Lane Changes, which allows automatic driving from highway on-ramp to off-ramp; Summon, which allows vehicles to pick up their owners in a parking lot; Autopark, which allows automatic parking; and Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control, which allows vehicles to slow down and stop for visible traffic lights or stop signs. 


Arguably FSD’s most impressive feature, Autosteer on City Streets, is currently being developed and improved with the help of drivers who have signed up for the company’s FSD Beta program. Once Autosteer on City Streets becomes good enough for a wide release, Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Capability would likely be well worth its price, regardless of its rather consistent price adjustments over the years. 


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