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California versus paint colors

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by BobtheV, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. BobtheV

    BobtheV Member

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    As I slowly save for my MS I have wondered when the cars will become available in more colors. Instead the selection has actually grown smaller. This has been dismaying for me. Also the red color is a bit duller than I would prefer.
    It recently crossed my (alleged) mind that the colors may be limited by California environmental laws - esp metal flake pigments- the same laws that reportedly disallow hardeners. Anybody heard anything like this?
     
  2. ewoodrick

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    A) Tesla does have/had other colors for other vehicles
    B) Other manufacturers sell into and manufacturer in CA.
     
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  3. commasign

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    Back in 2012, Tesla offered the option of picking any custom color you wanted for your Model S but it was an extra $10,000. There also tons of colors for the original Tesla Roadster, also built in California. So I don't think it's environmental regulations limiting color selection. More likely just streamlining production.
     
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  4. Dborn

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    I sympathize. They have red and blue as their only colors. The rest are variations on white/black. Technically “colors” I suppose! Like saying “I am in shape, round is a shape”.
    BORING!!
     
  5. BobtheV

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    Thanks all for your informative replies!

    Bob
     

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