Tesla - Pimping Elon's Ride?


Elon Musk: Tesla raises cost of ‘self-driving’ cars,

Looks like he wants to maximise the profits from the self driving hardware & software now. Will be interesting if this turns people off paying the extra.

Tesla is raising the price of its “self-driving” option on its electric vehicles worldwide starting with a $1,000 (£820) hike.
Founder Elon Musk tweeted that the price “will continue to rise” as its technology improves.
But the entrepreneur said the technology it’s adding will be worth more than $100,000.
Mr Musk has been in a battle with officials in California over the restarting of Tesla’s US car assembly.
Tesla’s “full self-driving” (FSD) option is called Autopilot, although it isn’t fully autonomous. Autopilot has a number of features including automatic lane changes, parallel parking and a summon feature, which automatically parks and retrieves the car. Its upcoming features include automatic traffic light and stop sign control.
The self-driving option will cost $8,000 when the price rise kicks in on 1 July.


From this article and others it seems …

“Battery day” presentation knocked back a month or two.
Battery will last a million miles. That’s longer than the car will I’d imagine.
All cars will operate as a grid back up solution so both the car owner and Tesla will earn.
Old car batteries can be re-purposed for your house.
No more cobalt in batteries, so cheaper.
New battery manufacturing process, so cheaper.
Cars as cheap as ICE cars, will be made in China.