My friend who works at Tesla agreed this is a good idea and said she is going to email it to Elon. I also just escalated this to the executive team from my Tesla account before telling my friend at Tesla. I’d be interested to see how others feel about this who don’t have the PUP, and how many, if any, would be willing to pay for this feature. Here is what I wrote.
“Thanks for taking the time to read this! Tesla fanboy, owner and shareholder here.
I’m writing with more of a suggestion than a issue. I’d really like to be able to pay to unlock the self presenting doors feature in my model X, and I’ve spoken to plenty of other owners who would also be willing to pay for this. I know this would just be a over the air update, and now that these features are standard in all new vehicles, it seems like a good time to offer this to existing owners.
Is there any way you could suggest this to Elon? As a shareholder this seems like a no brainer to boost profitability as it would be basically 100% profit and zero service center work needed. And as a owner I would happily fork over $1,000 give or take for this feature. I wish I had known how cool this feature was, but never saw it in action in the cars I test drove, until I had loaners.
Thanks again for your time, and please let me know if you would be willing to discuss this with the Tesla team.
-Continuing cult member/fanboy, Tommy”