Owners may have the option of changing the colour of their Tesla Cybertruck through a process called tempering.
The highly anticipated and controversially-styled Tesla Cybertruck may be able to change colour when heat is applied to the body.
According to a story published on electric-car website Electrek, the technique known as ‘tempering’ could potentially allow owners to choose from a limited range of colours, thanks to the body of the Cybertruck being made of stainless steel.
When heat is applied to some types of steel, the colour will change through a chemical reaction, the report says.
However, the temperatures needed to achieve these colours range from 176-degrees Celsius for a faint yellow, to 337-degrees for a light blue. Dark blue, brown, or purple can be obtained with this method.
Due to the extreme temperatures required – which are higher than the melting point of most plastics – the process would almost certainly need to take place during the manufacturing process.
Musk has previously said the pick-up would need to be vinyl wrapped if owners wanted different colours.
Considering a common cigarette lighter burns at nearly 2000-degrees, it poses the question: will this expose Cybertruck owners to a new type of vandalism?