Tesla Will Charge An Extra $1,000 To Paint Your Car Black Starting The First Day Of Next Quarter

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.

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.

It almost feels as though Tesla is trying to tweak every possible option to bring as much money through the door before the end of the quarter as possible. Now, why might that be?

At this rate, pretty soon, tires and a steering wheel will also be add-on options.