You know things are getting tight when Tesla is charging extra for paint.
Elon just Tweeted that his flailing – and failing – EV company will be removing obsidian black metallic and silver metallic from its standard color choices.
Elon said the reduced choices would “simplify manufacturing,” but Tesla is under huge pressure to maintain production level of its Model 3 in order to increase revenue and avoid a potential cash crunch. By dropping the colors, Elon can speed up the assembly line.
Musk’s said the two colors would still be available – but only as a “special request” and (of course) at a higher price.”
He did not say how much those colors would cost.
The company’s service centers, which make repairs on cars already sold, will stock the paint colors.
Tesla already charges $1,500 more for some colors, including deep blue metallic, midnight silver metallic, obsidian black metallic and silver metallic. It charges $2,000 more for pearl white multicoat and red multicoat.
Only solid black comes included in the base price.
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