Tesla to Increase The Cost of Full Self-Driving Suite in the US

Tesla is set to increase the prices of its Full Self-Driving package a week later, as revealed by the company’s CEO on Twitter. The new change will only affect customers in the US, starting January 17th.

The Full Self-Driving (FSD) contains special smart features in addition to the standard autopilot package available on all the Tesla models. Aside from this, Musk also said that a new beta update to FSD (v10.9) is coming this week.

Price Hike of Tesla Full Self-Driving Package

The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk on early Friday revealed that his EV company is set to raise the price of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package in the US. The new cost will be $12,000 (up from $10,000) and will come into effect from January 17th onwards.

The change will only be implemented among the customers in the US as of now and may realize soon to others worldwide. Also, Musk clarified that the monthly subscription costs for FSD too will increase when the new plan rolls out widely. The monthly subscription amount for Tesla’s FSD is currently fixed at $199 a month.

All Tesla models (S, X, Y, and 3) come with a standard autopilot suite which includes features like automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, automatic lane keeping, and adaptive cruise control. The Full Self-Driving mode on the other hand includes all the features from standard autopilot plus smart summon, automatic lane-changing, and stop light recognition.

Since more smart features are induced in the FSD suite, Tesla sells it an additional package, on a lifelong or monthly subscription basis. Aside from the FSD price hike, Musk also confirmed that a new update to FSD Beta (v10.9) is slated to come with week. And the next version (v11) should be ready by the end of this month.

The FSD Beta tier consists of pipeline features available to try beforehand. This is available to only those who paid for the FSD subscription and have a good Tesla safety score.

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