Musk says Tesla to drop some colour choices for vehicles to simplify manufacturing, Auto Information, DFL
Tesla Inc will remove some colour choices for its electrical vehicles to streamline manufacturing, Chief Govt Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday, as the corporate intensifies its efforts to ramp up manufacturing.Tesla at present gives seven colours for its autos that embrace prime variant Mannequin S, mid stage Mannequin X and its most reasonably priced sedan Mannequin 3.
The corporate is attempting to iron out manufacturing bumps after struggling to supply Mannequin Three sedans and failing to satisfy a number of manufacturing deadlines.
“Shifting 2 of seven Tesla colours off menu on Wednesday to simplify manufacturing. Obsidian Black & Metallic Silver will nonetheless be out there as particular request, however at greater worth,” Musk wrote in a tweet.
The colour choices that can nonetheless be out there are strong black, midnight silver metallic, deep blue metallic, pearl-white multi-coat, and purple multi-coat.”We sometimes regulate pricing and out there choices to greatest replicate the worth of our merchandise and to streamline our manufacturing operations,” a Tesla spokesperson mentioned.
“The changes made at this time are the most recent instance of that. Mannequin Three Twin-Motor All-Wheel Drive is now a $6,000 choice, and starting September 13th we might be eradicating two paint choices.”
Shares of the corporate, which closed up 8.5 % at $285.50 on Monday after two brokerages mentioned it might meet its manufacturing targets for the second half of the yr, fell practically 2 % earlier than the bell on Tuesday.
“To ditch paint choices will not be the final motion to simplify the automotive manufacturing. Tesla has no expertise with mass manufacturing. They nonetheless want loads manufacturing know-how,” mentioned Frank Schwope, an analyst with NORD/LB.
Individually, automotive information web site Electrek reported that Tesla is now launching its personal in-house “Physique Restore facilities” to cut back restore time with the primary 9 places.
Tesla didn’t instantly reply for a remark to verify the report.