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Tesla slashes Full Self-Driving price after Elon Musk said it would only get more expensive

Left side of Tesla Model 3 main screen showing a computer-generated image of an intersection with cars parked on the sides and the Model 3 following another car
The price of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving package is trending downward. | Image: Owen Grove / The Verge

The price for Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) software package was supposed to get more expensive over time — but instead, it’s getting cheaper.

Tesla has discounted the $12,000 feature — that has been marketed as eventually enabling fully autonomous capabilities despite just being a Level 2 driver-assist system — to $8,000. The price cut comes ahead of Tesla’s earnings on April 23rd, in which Elon Musk is sure to face questions about the adjustment. For years, Musk has insisted that the software package would only grow in value, possibly to a price over $100,000.

In reality, the cost of FSD peaked in 2022 when it was raised to $15,000 and later fell to $12,000. Earlier this month, Tesla also reduced the price of the subscription version…

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