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Elon Musk said on Tuesday that Tesla should not have temporarily lowered the price of Autopilot, its semi-autonomous driver-assistance system.
Musk added that Autopilot prices would “revert to normal on Monday.”
While he appeared to be referring to post-purchase discounts for existing vehicle owners rather than the pre-purchase price changes Tesla made at the end of February, he did not make explicit which he was describing.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Elon Musk said on Tuesday that Tesla should not have temporarily lowered the price of Autopilot, its semi-autonomous driver-assistance system.

“In retrospect, lower price shouldn’t have been offered. Was done so because some simply couldn’t afford it.” Musk tweeted.

Musk added that Autopilot prices would “revert to normal on Monday.” While he appeared to be referring to post-purchase discounts for existing vehicle owners rather than the pre-purchase price changes Tesla made at the end of February, he did not make explicit which he was describing.

In retrospect, lower price shouldn’t have been offered. Was done so because some simply couldn’t afford it. Prices revert to normal on Monday.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 12, 2019

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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On February 28, Tesla lowered the prices of its vehicles and Autopilot, while shifting some Autopilot features into an upgrade package. Before the decrease, Autopilot had cost $5,000 before delivery and $7,000 after delivery. Customers could also purchase hardware that Tesla said would eventually make full autonomy possible for $3,000 before delivery and $5,000 after delivery.

Autopilot’s basic features now cost $3,000 before delivery and $4,000 after delivery, though some features that were previously included in the basic …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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