Tesla has picked a brand new default paint coloration for the Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y in North America, changing the ever present Pearl White Multi-Coat with Midnight Silver Metallic.
Whereas the brand new customary paint is free, choosing Pearl White Multi-Coat and Deep Blue Metallic prices a further $1,000, with Strong Black including $1,500 and Crimson Multi-Coat including $2,000 to the beginning MSRP.
Tesla’s US on-line configurator consists of these modifications for the Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y, however the Mannequin S and Mannequin X proceed with the identical Pearl White Multi-Coat as the usual physique coloration.
Pearl White Multi-Coat has been Tesla’s free coloration choice for the Mannequin 3, Mannequin S, and Mannequin X since June 2019, and for the Mannequin Y since March 2020. Earlier than that, the default coloration choice was Strong Black, which explains why many of the Teslas you see on the highway are black or white.
Tesla’s resolution to decide on Midnight Silver Metallic might have one thing to do with requests from homeowners of Tesla EVs. As Teslarati factors out, in late 2021 an proprietor going by the Twitter deal with @28delayslater requested Elon Musk to vary the corporate’s free coloration choice.
Many individuals replied to the tweet, agreeing with the suggestion that there have been too many white Teslas on the highway. The Tesla proprietor additionally prompt making silver the free coloration choice.
Elon Musk replied to the tweet and mentioned he would focus on the suggestion with the group. One and a half years later, Tesla has made Midnight Silver Metallic the default physique coloration, though it is arduous to say whether or not the corporate heeded strategies from the general public or had solely financial causes for the transfer.
Now, it is price noting that Tesla presents totally different coloration choices in varied areas throughout the globe. In Europe, Pearl White Multi-Coat stays the default alternative, whereas in China Strong Black is the free coloration choice.
Most notably, for the Mannequin Y made in Berlin, Germany, Tesla presents the Midnight Cherry Crimson and Quicksilver paint choices. These are the costliest paint colours accessible on a Tesla, being priced at 3,200 euros ($3,490) and three,000 euros ($3,270) respectively in Germany.
In the US, Tesla’s costliest paint choice is the Extremely Crimson accessible on the Mannequin S and Mannequin X for $3,000.