Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the company is building a next-generation paint shop at Giga Berlin, Germany. In a podcast episode with the Third Road Tesla crew, Musk and Sandy Munro said that the facility will allow Tesla to add multiple layers of paint to each vehicle for unique looks and finishes that are nearly impossible to achieve with traditional painting methods.
“If you can do something like lay down a gloss layer, then lay down a layer with color tint, then lay down another gloss layer, you can get kind of a 3D feeling to the paint,” Musk explained. “It just pops. It’s so much better than anything else. We’re going to do this in Berlin for the first time.” Obviously, this fancy paintwork allows Tesla to offer an even more exclusive option to buyers, but it may also help address some criticism the company has had regarding paint defects on previous Tesla models. For a price, of course.