Tesla has added Enhanced Autopilot, a mid-range advanced driver-assist offering for drivers in Australia, and has priced it at $5,100.
The package – which was originally offered for early Tesla customers, but was then removed as an option from all markets – is a partial “self-driving” packag.
Tesla clearly states on the website that all its “self-driving” packages current require active human supervision. It is currently testing full-featured FSD software, although this is taking longer than Tesla boss Elon Musk previously expected.
Also known as EAP for short, the mid-range package costs $5,000 less than Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) package.
It offers all the basic functions of the FSD package, with the exception of the ability to recognize, stop and start at traffic lights and navigate through stop signs.
EAP features include:
- Navigate on Autopilot – high speed entry and exit on highways
- Auto Lane Change – as the name suggests, changing lanes automatically
- Autopark – also as the name suggests, parking in perpendicular and parallel spaces
- Summon – moves the vehicle up to 12 meters in and pout of a parking space while you are outside the vehicle
- Smart Summon – allows you to move the vehicle to another location in a carpark, for example to come to you when you have heavy packages
The package has also been added in fellow RHD markets Singapore and New Zealand. Singapore pricing is not stated on the Tesla website, and in New Zealand it is priced at $NZ5,700.
EAP was added to the UK market in 2021, where it costs £3,400. It is also available in Ireland and Germany.
The change comes just days after Tesla boss Elon Musk said that the EV maker’s Full Self-Driving beta program would be extended to right-hand drive markets “probably by the end of the year.”
All Tesla vehicles come with Autopilot as standard, which includes auto-steering in a lane, and traffic-aware cruise control.
Update: Thanks to one of our followers, The Driven can confirm that there is no penalty for buying EAP in terms of then upgrading to FSD.
Just EAP and can confirm the subsequent FSD upgrade is $5k purchased, so currently no penalty for getting FSD via EAP pic.twitter.com/JBfxmP2Ycm
— Greg Fee (@gfee) June 17, 2022
Bridie Schmidt is associate editor for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She has been writing about electric vehicles since 2018, and has a keen interest in the role that zero-emissions transport has to play in sustainability. She has participated in podcasts such as Download This Show with Marc Fennell and Shirtloads of Science with Karl Kruszelnicki and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum. Bridie also owns a Tesla Model 3 and has it available for hire on evee.com.au.