Tesla is once again hiking the price of what used to be a standard option on their vehicles: the color black. CEO Elon Musk tweeted out on Wednesday that the company is now going to be charging $1,000 extra for anybody that would like the luxury of having their car in the color black, effective on the first day of the next quarter.
Starting next month, Tesla will charge $1000 for color black (same price as silver)— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2019
In a subsequent tweet, Musk noted that the standard, free color is now going to be a "simple white". We can't help but wonder if this also happens to be the same "simple white" that the vehicle's parts are colored upon arriving at Fremont for production, from their OEMs, to begin with.
As of now, Tesla's website hasn't updated the change, and also shows that midnight silver, deep blue, pearl white and red multi coat are all still paint color add-ons ranging from $1000-$2000.
At this rate, pretty soon, tires and a steering wheel will also be add-on options.