Tesla may reduce paint colour choices for its cars to streamline production, chief executive officer Elon Musk reportedly tweeted as the automaker tries to boost production.

A Reuters report said Tesla currently offered seven shades.

"Moving two of seven Tesla colors off menu on Wednesday to simplify manufacturing. Obsidian Black & Metallic Silver will still be available as special request, but at higher price," Musk wrote in a tweet cited by the news agency.

Black, silver, blue, pearl white and red will still be offered. The paints are premium metallic or multi-coat.

"We occasionally adjust pricing and available options to best reflect the value of our products and to streamline our manufacturing operations," a Tesla spokesperson told Reuters. "The adjustments made today are the latest example of that. Model 3 Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive is now a US$6,000 option, and beginning September 13th we will be removing two paint options."

"To ditch paint options won't be the last action to simplify the car production. Tesla has no experience with mass production. They still need a lot [of] production know-how," Frank Schwope, an analyst with NORD/LB, told the news agency.

Automotive news website Electrek said Tesla was now launching its own in-house 'Body Repair centers' to reduce repair time with the first nine locations, Reuters also reported.

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