Tesla Retiring Two Iconic Color Options for Cars to Increase Production

Tesla will eliminate certain color options for its electric cars to streamline production as the company intensifies its efforts to increase production, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday, Reuters informed.

At the moment, Tesla offers seven colors for its vehicles that include top variant Model S, mid level Model X and its most affordable sedan Model 3. The company is trying to iron out production bumps after struggling to produce Model 3 sedans and failing to meet several production deadlines.

Now, the electric-car maker will ditch two of seven colors – Obsidian Black and Metallic Silver will only be available as a special request and will cost more, Fortune added.

The announcement follows a chaotic week for Tesla in which Musk lost his chief accounting officer after less than a month on the job, then smoked marijuana during a late-night podcast hosted by a California comedian.

According to Business Insider, the decision may have something to do with the email Musk sent Tesla employees on Friday, in which he said that the company is “about to have the most amazing quarter in our history.”

In a blog post last week, Musk also said Tesla is about to build and deliver more than twice as many cars as it did last quarter, without being specific about whether the company would accomplish this feat in the third or fourth quarter. During the three months that ended in June, Tesla produced 53,339 vehicles and delivered 40,740.

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