Elon Musk Tweets On Revisions, Cost Of Autopilot Retrofit

Elon Musk Tweets On Revisions, Cost Of Autopilot Retrofit

In addition to announcing the Enhanced Autopilot rollout fleetwide, during his Tweet storm over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk basically stated that if you want lack of innovation, don't buy a Tesla.

Well, okay, that's not what he stated, but it sorta is...

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

When asked if retrofitting Autopilot 1 vehicles to Autopilot 2 hardware would be possible, Musk admitted that the amount of resources the automaker would have to devote to do these retrofit would slow the innovation of the entire company down.

Musk noted that Tesla intends to introduce major revisions to its vehicles every 12 to 18 months, which means if you buy a Tesla today, it may well be outdated a year or so from now. Hence the "buying the wrong car" comment from Musk.

Yes, it's surely annoying to know that you'll have an outdated product in just a short while, but innovation is what drives Tesla and staying ahead of the competition really is the only way for the electric automaker to stay in the game.