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Price Drop On Tesla Autopilot & Full Self Driving Creates Surge In Demand | CleanTechnica

After Tesla lowered the pricing of all of its new vehicles last week, Tesla offered up discounts on its newly reframed Autopilot and Full Self Driving options for existing owners as a way of compensating them for the loss in value they experienced virtually overnight.

Several days later, Tesla course-corrected, opting to close half as many stores and raise the prices of its vehicles 3% from the prices that were just reduced (6%) a week earlier. Tesla is also canceling the discounts on Autopilot and Full Self Driving when the new prices go into effect on Monday, March 18th. All of this forces an ultimatum onto owners.

Before the pricing change, the combined Autopilot and Full Self Driving solution was $8,000 if purchased with the vehicle or $11,000 if acquired after purchase. The reduced pricing allowed owners to buy Autopilot for half price ($2,000) and Full Self-Driving for $3,000. That represents a sweet discount on packages that have only gone up in price in recent months as Tesla continued to fine tune the pricing.

The lucrative offer is clearly convincing owners to pull the trigger on the upgrade, with the hard cutoff date on Monday making the decision even more urgent, as evidenced by numerous anecdotal stories from forums around the web and social media. A friend of CleanTechnica, Vincent, took to Twitter to kick off a poll that, with nearly 550 votes, found that 65% of owners were planning to purchase or had already purchased the package before the price goes back up on Monday.

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Price Drop On Tesla Autopilot & Full Self Driving Creates Surge In Demand | CleanTechnica.