Tesla Colors And How Much They Add To The Cost

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There are multiple Tesla models to choose from and there are also different colors each one can be purchased in. In terms of the color choices, it doesn’t matter which Tesla a consumer chooses, considering the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X all come with the same color options. However, the color a consumer does choose can actually affect the price they pay for their new electric vehicle.


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When placing an order on the Tesla website, consumers can customize various elements of the vehicle, including the paint, the wheels, the interior, and whether to add Full Self-Driving or Enhanced Autopilot. When it comes to the paint, any Tesla vehicle can be ordered in a choice of Pearl White, Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, or Red Multi-Coat/Ultra Red. While all Teslas come in one paint finish free of cost, upgrading to any of the other colors will require an additional payment.

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If opting for the Model 3 or the Model Y, then Midnight Silver Metallic is the only color that’s included in the price for all models, including the Long Range and Performance variants. If wanting to keep the cost of a Tesla Model S or a Model X as low as possible, buyers will need to opt for Pearl White Multi-Coat. This is also the included color for the Plaid editions of these models.

Choosing any other color for a Tesla will set buyers back at between $1,000 and $3,000, depending on the color and the model. Model 3 and Model S buyers will need to pay an additional $1,000 for Pearl White Multi-Coat or Deep Blue Metallic. The Solid Black costs $1,500, while Red Multi-Coat is the most expensive color at $1,500. The color upgrades are more expensive for the Tesla Model S and Model X. Buyers of these models will need to pay an additional $1,500 to upgrade to Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic, or Deep Blue Metallic. The red finish (called Ultra Red for these models) will set buyers back $3,000.

It’s also worth noting that the paint is not the only color choice a buyer has when ordering a Tesla. The company also allows the customization of the interior and there are two or three colors to choose from, depending on the model. On all Tesla models, the All Black interior is included for free. With the Model 3 and Model Y, buyers can upgrade to Black and White for an additional $1,000, while the same upgrade with a Walnut Décor on Model S and Carbon Fiber Décor on Model X will cost $2,000. Those ordering a Model S or a Model X from Tesla also have the option of changing the interior color to Cream (also with Walnut Décor/Carbon Fiber Décor) for an additional $2,000.

Source: Tesla