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California versus paint colors

BobtheV

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Aug 2, 2013
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Salem, OR
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?
 

commasign

TeslaAdviceBlog.com
Aug 31, 2013
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Davis, CA
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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Dborn

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Aug 26, 2011
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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!!
 

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