As previously promised by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the price of Autopilot’s Full Self-Driving feature has increased in price on July 1, 2020.
Full Self-Driving now costs $8,000 USD, a $1,000 increase. The price in Canada jumps to $10,600 CAD (ouch), up from $9,200 CAD (up $1,400 CAD).
The feature offers Navigate on Autopilot, which brings ” automatic driving from highway on-ramp to off-ramp including interchanges and overtaking slower cars,” plus also automatic parallel parking, and the feature known as Summon, which can have your car find you in a parking lot.
Upcoming features include the ability to “recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs,” which is currently in beta, plus “automatic driving on city streets.”
Musk has long touted the benefits and investment of Full Self-Driving, citing the price will continue to go up and it’s better to invest now, instead of buying later at a more expensive price. He also mentioned a subscription option is coming soon, but of course, it’s better to buy Full Self-Driving today. While supporters of Full Self-Driving applaud the expensive add-on, critics still note the feature is far from complete and may not be worth the price today.