Elon Musk could be one of the crucial colourful CEOs round. However his Tesla automobiles are about to get much less colourful.
Tesla is eradicating obsidian black metallic and silver metallic from its customary shade selections, based on a tweet from Musk.
He stated the decreased selections would “simplify manufacturing.”
Tesla has been below the gun to keep up manufacturing stage — significantly of its Mannequin three — with a view to enhance income and keep away from a possible money crunch.
Musk’s stated the 2 colours would nonetheless be out there as a “particular request, however at larger value.”
He didn’t say how a lot these colours would value.
The corporate’s service facilities, which make repairs on automobiles already bought, will inventory the paint colours.
Tesla already costs $1,500 extra for some colours, together with deep blue metallic, midnight silver metallic, obsidian black metallic and silver metallic. It costs $2,000 extra for pearl white multicoat and purple multicoat.
Solely strong black comes included within the base value for one in all its automobiles.
Charging extra for some premium colours is a typical observe within the auto trade.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed September 11, 2018: eight:16 AM ET