It’ll soon cost you $8,000 to buy a Tesla upgrade package, which includes some features that don’t even exist yet.
Tesla’s Full Self-Driving package is a future-ready option for those ready to invest in partially automated driving capabilities, even if some of those capabilities— like autonomous driving on city streets — aren’t ready yet. But eventually. At an unknown date.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is hiking up the price by $1,000 for the set of features on July 1.
Reminder that Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) price goes up by $1k on July 1st
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2020
The price hike means that the $7,000 add-on to any Tesla vehicle ramps up to $8,000. Musk has warned that the price is only going to keep inching up as the likelihood of actually using more of the self-driving features increases.
But rest assured, it’s worth it. Musk has said the value of the FSD package will be far more than what you put down. FSD includes automatic lane changes on highways, auto-braking, self-parking, and crucially, “Autosteer on city streets” as an “upcoming” feature.
Eager Tesla owners are jumping on the “discounted” price while they can. For owners who already have the Enhanced Autopilot package with advanced automated driving features like highway auto-steering, the FSD upgrade is $3,000. But that cost, too, will bump up on July 1.
Musk warned about increasing prices for Full Self-Driving and Autopilot features in 2019. Back then, it was only $5,000 for the feature.