285,000 Tesla owners in North America paid $15,000 for Full Self-Driving
The number of beta users of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) driver assistance system continues to grow, but not as fast as Tesla would like. More than a quarter of a million electric car owners in North America have paid for FSD.
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Elon Musk has stated that the implementation of FSD is not going exactly according to plan. By the end of 2022 the number of beta users of full autopilot was supposed to reach 1 million. However, only 285,000 people have paid FSD on a permanent basis.
Right now, the cost of a set of driver assistance systems is $15,000. That doesn't mean Tesla made $4.275 billion, because the price used to be lower. But the company probably still managed to make $2 billion in revenue.
Approximately 1.5 million cars were sold across North America that support FSD. That means that nearly one in five Tesla customers paid for the full autopilot system.
For anyone who wants to experience FSD in action, there's an option to activate the feature for a month for $199. But then you'll have to pay for an on-board computer upgrade if the car is pre-2016 and you're too lazy to go to court. By the way, the driver assistance system may soon get another name, as California authorities have banned Tesla from using the name Full Self-Driving.