Submitted by Amos' Tesla on 06. August 2012
I’m afraid Tesla has completely missed the mark on this one. As I have continued to pore (thanks Brian H :) :p ;-) :}) over these forums I find it hard to believe there has been no feedback on the complete lack of interior window cranks?! These can be found in all luxury cars from BMW to Mercedes and even sub $20k models such as the previously mentioned Yugo. Before you tell me this is old technology, picture this: inclusion of window cranks and 4 regeneration systems can eliminate two of Tesla’s biggest issues. The first is range anxiety or even potential “bricking.” Is your battery level getting a little too low for comfort? Simply release the pin in the passenger side window crank and let junior start cranking away and regenerating power. If junior happens to be your 6’-2” nephew he will certainly have to lean into it, thus eliminating any rear seat headroom issues. Just like that two major issues solved!
The last item that seems to have been completely ignored is a detailed discussion about the floor mats. In the words of Super Dave Osborne, if they aren’t “Genuine Saskatchewan Sealskin” I’m afraid I will have to pass on the Model S.
ETTA (Estimated Time of Tesla Arrival) less than two months.
I simply can’t wait.