You’ll soon have to pay extra if you want these two specific colors.
Right now, Tesla currently offers seven color options for the Model S, Model 3 or Model X. But if you want one of these models in Metallic Silver or Obsidian Black, you might want to place an order soon because these two color options are being removed from Tesla’s online configurators this week.
According to a Tweet posted by Elon Musk, this has been actioned to help simplify production following the Model 3’s ongoing manufacturing woes. “Moving 2 of 7 Tesla colors off menu on Wednesday to simplify manufacturing,” Musk wrote. “Obsidian Black & Metallic Silver will still be available as special request, but at higher price.”
As reported by Electrek, an email sent out to reservation holders and potential buyers explains that Metallic Silver and Obsidian Black Metallic colors will be removed from online configurators on September 13. From then, these options will be offered as limited edition colors available on special request at a cost of $2,000 until September 21.
After these options are removed, five color options will be available for the Tesla Model 3, Model S, and Model X: Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Pearl-White Multi-Coat, and Red Multi-Coat.
Let’s hope removing these options enables Tesla to ramp up production of the Model 3 because the automaker is once again falling behind targets. According to Bloomberg's online tracker, current Model 3 production has slipped to about 3,500 cars per week, falling short of Musk’s target of hitting 6,000 per week by the end of August.