Tesla has reduced the cost of its Full Self-Driving software by $3,000, from $15,000 in the U.S. to $12, 000. Although North America did not receive the same formal Model 3 refresh announcement as Europe, it did experience a significant decrease in the cost of FSD.
Now, the Model S base price is $3,500 cheaper, and the Model X is $8,500 less. Beyond that, the current “base model” features a larger battery with an estimated EPA range of 348 miles for the X and 405 miles for the S. Additionally, The base price now includes all paint colors, so you aren’t restricted to just one “standard” paint color. As a result, you can select between white, black, grey, blue, or red for free.
However, the Inflation Reduction Act allows only vehicles with MSRPs below $55,000 for cars and $80,000 for trucks and SUVs to be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit. The Model S and X were previously over that threshold; the S is still above, but the X is now below the SUV cap. This implies that specific consumers can obtain an X for less money than an S, provided that.
On the other hand, the EV makers’ software’s capabilities saw some substantial additions with the release of FSD Beta 10.69. According to the notion, FSD should become more valuable as it improves, increasing the price in the process.
However, Tesla’s configurator currently lists the cost of FSD in the U.S. as $12,000, a 20% discount. The price reduction applies to all Tesla models in the U.S. and is also available in Canada.