On Friday, Elon Musk, Chief Executive of the world’s most valuable automaker Tesla Inc headquartered on Palo Alto, California, said in a tweet on Friday that the electric vehicle manufacturer would heighten up prices of its “Full Self Driving” (FSD) software to $12,000 in the US from January 17 as the e-vehicle industry trailblazer had been grappling with a global-scale semiconductor shortage alongside a whacking inflation-surge.
On top of that, latest Tesla Inc move to raise the prices of its advanced driver assistant software by 20 per cent came forth less than two years since the EV maker had raised its FSD software prices to $10,000 from a prior $8,000 back in the 2020s.
Tesla FSD price rising to $12k on Jan 17 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2022
Meanwhile, adding that monthly subscription prices would be hiked when the FSD would go for a full-scale release, Musk tweeted late on Friday, “Tesla FSD price rising to $12k on Jan 17.
Just in the US. FSD price will rise as we get closer to FSD production code release”.
Tesla to raise full self-driving software prices in US
Apart from that, recent approach from Tesla Inc to raise the prices of its assisted driving software came against the backdrop of a US probe on a number of accidents related to its FSD software, while at least a person had died and 12 incidences of injuries associated to Tesla’s FSD software had been reported so far.
Nonetheless, ever since the launch of an investigation on its assisted driving software, Tesla Inc had been planning to release a trial version of its upgraded “Full Self Driving” software, which would reportedly include a safer build-up alongside features such as automated change of lanes and turns.