Tesla Quietly Increases Price Of Autopilot By $500

Posted: Aug 25 2016, 11:31am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 25 2016, 11:34am CDT , in Cars & Vehicles


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Tesla Quietly Increases Price of Autopilot by $500
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  • Tesla Increased the Cost of Autopilot without any Official Announcement

Tesla increases the cost by 20%. Now the Autopilot system will cost $3500 instead of $3000 after delivery.

Tesla is off to release the Model S P100D and Model X which are going to deliver more mileage due to the addition of bigger batteries. This announcement was made yesterday.

These cars will have more mileage than ever as they will provide almost 315 miles per charge. However with the release of these new cars, Tesla has also increased the price of their Autopilot systems by $500 thus making the new price to be of $3500 which was $3000 initially, according to Electrek.

If we look closely we will see that this cost hike won’t change any response of people who are off to buy these cars. It is a very small amount of price hike if you are looking at a car model that is actually starting from $66,000 and from $134,500.

There are some news that are suggesting that this price hike is made in order to provide the upcoming Autopilot 2.0 system that is to be introduced in a few months. The new version will need a few hardware changes in the system thus we might see the price hike due to this reason.

Tesla has also released an official statement about the change by saying that it is better to reflect the value of product that is being provided to the customers of Tesla. Tesla is offering the number of technology in World in the terms of electric cars so according to them this increase is pretty much justified.

This kind of system is also used in Mercedes-Benz. However the price of Merc’s system is much higher than Tesla’s system, according to AutoBlog. Though its system is bundled with many other features but still they are offering a high price as compared to Tesla.

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