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Tesla is axing two colors from its palette to help speed Model 3 production up

Colors, man. 

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Image: Tesla

If you’re looking to buy a new Tesla vehicle in Obsidian Black or Metallic Silver, you’re shit out of luck because the company is removing those color options to help simplify the manufacturing process, which in turn, helps the company push out cars faster.

This was announced on Tuesday by Elon Musk via his personal account on Twitter, naturally. Instead of trying to explain his tweet, here’s the news straight from the horse’s mouth:

As we all know, Telsa is under some intense pressure to push out these cars faster, especially its mid-tier vehicle, the Model 3. So removing these colors simplifies the manufacturing process by eliminating the number of possible configurations the factory has to push out.

But here’s the kicker: Obsidian Black and Silver Metallic color options will still be available for buyers, the only catch is that buyers will have to pay a premium. In other words, they’ll have to pay more to get those colors.

At this time, it’s still unclear how much more buyers will have to pay. Currently, the only color included in the Model 3’s price is solid black. If buyers want another color, which includes a variety of six other colors, they’ll have to fork out some more cash, somewhere between $1,500 and $2,000.

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Image: Autoweek

Naturally, folks to took Twitter and highlighted some concerns to this news. What happens if someone gets into an accident or scratches their paint? Will body shops stock these exclusive colors to get cars repainted? Well, according to Musk, service centers are all stocked up in all colors for the foreseeable future.

The main takeaway here, do not scratch or dent your Tesla. We all know how much of a pain it is to get these cars fixed.

Unfortunately, Tesla didn’t invent the wheel when it comes to charging consumers more money for a particular vehicle’s color, especially when it comes to metallic paint. A lot of the luxury brands have been doing this for quite some time.

Colors, man.

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