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Elon Musk says self-driving ‘robotaxis’ will not be sold at consumer price

Although fully autonomous cars are still a thing of the future, Elon Musk stated that once self-driving ‘robotaxis’ become possible, they will not be sold at consumer price.

Musk’s statement on pricing follows a number of tweets about the timeline to upgrade HW2+ hardware to Tesla’s FSD computer, and comment on Tesla’s potential to have a robotaxi fleet by the end of 2020.

In response to the tweets, Musk was asked whether the price of the robotaxis would be attainable for a standard consumer and if consumers have a limited amount of time to buy a Tesla, to which Musk replied: “Yes.”

 

This is the first time that Musk has confirmed that consumers have a limited time to buy a Tesla that they would consider to be reasonably priced.

However, Musk later offered a clarification on what he meant about consumers having a limited time to purchase a Tesla.

 

It seems unlikely that a regular consumer would be able to purchase a robotaxi, so perhaps the company will not be focusing on consumer sales.

Source: Twitter Via: Electrek

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