After the speech Elon Musk delivered to Giga Berlin staff on the plant’s grand opening on March 22, the Tesla CEO took many questions from the viewers.
They coated numerous subjects, together with Tesla’s enlargement to different markets, new product launches, new battery tech and extra.
One of many questions was in regards to the new physique colours that will probably be out there from Giga Berlin, seeing as Musk beforehand mentioned the plant would have “the world’s most superior paint store, with extra layers of gorgeous colours that subtly change with curvature.“
The chief government confirmed two new particular physique colours that will probably be produced at Tesla‘s first European plant, pink and silver.
“We’ve got to watch out with the full variety of colours, however we’re going to make some particular colours right here, and it is about greater than the colour itself, however the layers of paint in an effort to get the dimensionality. We will make a really particular pink, which I believe most likely numerous a folks have seen. It is like 13 layers of paint. The layers give the paint dimensionality and make the colour look deep and complicated. After which we may also have a silver with not as many layers, I believe eight or one thing. It is nonetheless going to be actually particular, type of a liquid silver.”
It’s possible you’ll do not forget that in late 2021, three new colours appeared within the Tesla app: Deep Crimson Multicoat, Abyss Blue Multicoat, and Mercury Silver Metallic. On this context, it is extremely seemingly that the brand new colours Musk was referring to are Deep Crimson Multicoat and Mercury Silver Metallic.
The previous has been rumored to be the colour of Musk’s private Mannequin S, which has been noticed in 2020 within the government parking zone on the SpaceX headquarters carrying a hanging prototype coloration.
Musk additionally mentioned that colours are a problem as a result of many components must be considered when creating new paints, together with servicing.
“With respect to colours, which colours are going to be out there from this manufacturing facility, colours are all the time a problem as a result of when you consider colours, you do not solely have to manufacture it, however you additionally have to service it and repair it for like 20 years. So you have bought to consider man, ‘What are we going to place the service crew via?'”
Throughout final yr’s Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg County Truthful, Tesla previewed the power’s paint store the place the brand new multilayered colours will probably be produced. The corporate confirmed a Mannequin Y prototype carrying a customized paint scheme consisting of a number of new colours.