Elon Musk: Tesla will stop selling cars once full self-driving is solved https://electrek.co/2019/07/08/tesla-will-stop-selling-cars-full-self-driving-elon-musk/ Here is the gist, if Tesla is able to sell a fully autonomous cars, they will run a taxi service and recover the cost of the car many times over. The numbers are incredible (if true). ....If all those things become true, then Tesla has a choice between selling a car for $40,000 once or keeping that car and operating it as a robotaxi and generating perhaps ten times that amount over the life of the vehicle. If that’s the case, then the company would be foolish to sell the car and miss out on that future profit potential........ And Tesla shared some numbers showing that they think this will be the case. At their recent Autonomy Investor Day, they showed a slide suggesting that an average robotaxi would be able to bring in $330,000 worth of profits over its useful lifetime. In keeping with this projection, Tesla recently raised the price of the still-unreleased full self-driving option (just a couple months after temporarily lowering it in a pretty shady way). No wonder Wyamo is going for Robotaxis, there is so much money to be made. Now again, this is still a moon shot, but we did get to the moon and will get there again. However, I expect Tesla will still be selling cars 10 years from now to the general public. We are still not in the near Jetson era.