Tesla Is Raising Prices for Full Self Driving Once Again

Despite the software still being in beta testing.

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Tesla is now raising the price of its Full Self Driving software once again, bringing the still-in-beta program to $12,000 USD within the U.S. market.

According to a tweet from the automaker’s CEO Elon Musk, the $2,000 USD price hike will come into effect on January 17, and the monthly subscription price of $199 USD will also increase, although he didn’t provide any explicit reasons as to why Tesla is charging more. At the same time, Musk also noted that prices for Full Self Driving will continue to increase as the company gets nearer to launching its fully-complete version. The new price marks a significant increase from the original $8,000 USD Tesla charged back in October of 2020 when the software was first launched.

It’s also important to note that despite its name, Full Self Driving isn’t actually fully autonomous, at least for now. In 2019, Musk said that the cars can drive you from your home to your workplace “most likely without interventions.” so “it will still be supervised.” The company has yet to set a date for when the feature will be fully released.

Elsewhere in the automotive industry, Toyota is the world’s most-searched car brand of 2021.

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