When Tesla got rid of the Enhanced Autopilot upgrade, it added a bit more temptation to the complete FSD (full self-driving) package. However, the price still created a ceiling for some, which only got worse when the company increased that price to $12,000. Making for one hefty price tag to jump into something that is very much in beta still.
Apparently, Tesla didn’t like how this affected its numbers as it has now officially brought back the Enhanced Autopilot. Allowing customers the option of upgrading to it for $6,000 (half the price of FSD). Once again giving them a middle-of-the-road option between normal Autopilot (that currently comes with all Tesla vehicles) and FSD.
So what’s the difference between Enhanced Autopilot and FSD? Well, you get a good chunk of FSD. Many of the options were taken from FSD to create the package. These options include Navigating on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon, and Smart Summon. In other words, you get most of FSD for half the price.
Then again, it isn’t “most of” since having FSD locks you into many of the enhancements to come, including Autosteer on city streets. Beyond that, FSD maintains Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control. So buying into FSD means you are continuing to invest in the future of what Tesla has to offer (assuming that future features don’t require an upgrade to your hardware).
This will likely reduce some of the interest that customers may have in FSD. This is fine since most of those customers likely wouldn’t have made the decision to buy into it anyway. Instead, it should help to rope in additional upgrades in general. Which is something Tesla really needs so that it can continue to push on with it all.
As of right now, the option to upgrade to Enhanced Autopilot is live. This also includes those who already have an order in and are waiting in queue (upgradable via logging into the website or the app). Along with those who already have their Tesla since the upgrade can be made from the screen, just like upgrading top FSD.