Center console from Tesla - available this summer!

Center console from Tesla - available this summer!

Finally. Pricing doesn't seem to be available yet but design is finalized. Check it out!

Brian H | 30. März 2013

Notable that PayPal is accepted. Of course. | 30. März 2013

Cool, but the pictures make it hard to see exactly how it works. Needs a video!

TikiMan | 30. März 2013

I like!

Mark K | 30. März 2013

Actually looks like it'd work for a lot of people, and it's nice that the materials are matched to the factory finishes.

Now who can guess the price?

I'm going to guess $495.

What do you think?

wbrown01 | 30. März 2013

I say $400. Say what say the folks who paid $900 for the other guys. If Tesla's does go for $500. You will need to lower his to $400.

rroonnbb | 30. März 2013

So how exactly does it open? The leather part slides to the back it seems... but what about the non-leather stuff - does that go backwards or flip up or????

Mliss | 30. März 2013

My guess (it's only a guess) is $1200 - remember that the simple car mats are $250 (plus $75 for shipping).

Crow | 30. März 2013

it appears to flip up toward the current cupholders.

rroonnbb | 30. März 2013

@crow - yeah, that's sort of what I was thinking.

Pricing? Sure would love it if it's a $500ish item. Seriously doubt it. Tesla don't roll that way :-) Bet it'll be over $1k...

jhw1009 | 30. März 2013

I really like it, very stylish with the removable inserts. I guess black leather is the only option and that's too bad. I hope Tesla doesn't charge a fortune on this which should be part of the car to begin with. We spent so much time to argue, debate, complain and design the Center Console (or the lack of) in this forum and I think we are wasting a lot of valuable time here. Tesla finally understands what customers want, WOW! Hope this is not another parcel shelf that we have to wait for months to get it (I'm still waiting). Hoping they can hire some good logistics folks to handle the Tesla options or summer availability will become winter opportunity and we'll continue talk about the CCI to death.

murraypetera | 30. März 2013

Nice they are going to charge us extra for what is standard in every other production car in the world.

jjaeger | 30. März 2013

Absolutely will be over $1K and all the CCI price snarks will have to think long and hard then.

GeekEV | 30. März 2013

@jandkw - I agree, it looks very nice and I like the adjustable partitions. Here's hoping its even remotely affordable!

jhw1009 | 30. März 2013

@rroonnbb, this is purely my guesses by reviewing the 5 pics...I think this is one big storage box with 2 doors. The front door/panel with the metallic pull can be pushed forward and the door/panel with obeche gloss can be slide to the driver's side (see pic #3) unless the panel is sitting against the back which we cannot see from the pics. I think the insert is a neat design which one can size things up whether it is a cell phone, a small cup or big bottle. Very smart thinking.

ddruz | 30. März 2013

The rear door flips up. This can be seen in one of the pictures if you look closely.

Tesla would be making a significant mistake to charge over $500 for this IMO. The initial enthusiasm we are seeing for it would fade very quickly. I certainly would not buy one at that price. If they price it reasonably virtually everyone ordering the car will buy one effectively raising the price of the car a few hundred dollars for something that is expected as standard on all other cars.

I think they will be smart and come in around $375. Tesla can certainly build and sell for that with a 25% profit. There is not much material cost and they can do it all in house.

ChasF | 30. März 2013

Seems to me that those guessing over $1K have had their internal value scales skewed by Tesla's high option prices aimed at early adopters that will pay anything to be the first kid on the block to own something new. I should know, I'm one of them. But c'mon people...let's keep this in perspective. $1K is what you would pay for a new piece of consumer tech. The latest iphone cost less than that. A storage bin with a cup holder should cost a third (or less) of that. It's just a few pieces of molded plastic and half a yard of leather covering. If this were any other car, no one would pay more than $300 for this. Really?
As long as we continue to show that we are OK with paying these grossly inflated prices, Tesla, and everyone else, will continue to charge them. Let's lower those expectations a little.

ChasF | 30. März 2013

Looks like you posted while I was typing. Seems we essentially are saying some of the same things.

Brian H | 30. März 2013

Individually hand-stitched by Elon's mother. Very pricey.

ddruz | 30. März 2013

Agreed ChasF. They might even come in around $250 which would sell on most every car. Remember too that people want back cup holder option(s) as well and Tesla really needs to be looking at a combined price point, the front and back together. IMO they will be smart about this and keep the price at under $500 for front and rear combined. They would still make their 25% profit or more and not upset their customers.

nvjx | 30. März 2013


stevenmaifert | 30. März 2013

Only available in black leather?

Mliss | 30. März 2013

Hope you guys are right but floor mats should have been included in the 100k car yet they still got many of us to pay $325 (including shipping and tax) for something that clearly did not cost then more than $25.

riceuguy | 30. März 2013

Two words: woo hoo.

Now, please Tesla, keep it under $500!!!

negarholger | 30. März 2013

$2495 seems fair. When I look at all the effort that went into threads about CC then that price looks like a steal.

Robert22 | 30. März 2013

So you need to reach into the well to extract your hot cup o' Joe? Seems awkward at best. One color? Lost or jammed inserts?. Edge to soflauthor on beauty, refinement, and apparent build quality. Price? What the market will bear of course, and precedent that it will bear a lot. The CCI may be more competitive than we think. Time will tell.

Brian H | 31. März 2013


But I think the color choices match available interiors.

jkirkebo | 31. März 2013

I disagree that virtually everyone will get one if the price is right. There is quite a few people that prefer the open space. Personally I won't be getting one even if the price is $9.95 and I'm happy that it is not standard.

Hopefully it won't be too expensive so the people who want one doesn't have to pay through the nose. I'm guessing $495 though.

vouteb | 31. März 2013


avaliable in the 5 interior colours

Brian H | 31. März 2013

Closer to triple that.

bsimoes | 31. März 2013

The floor carpeting is black, so it would blend with that. Every time I go for a little drive and put my pocketbook between the seats...because there is space there, I smile. I picked up a friend yesterday, and she put her purse down there as well. We both smiled! For women, our purses are our concealed storage space! It has my phone, and pens and tissues and ....

bobinfla | 31. März 2013

@bsimoes: You've nailed it. Instead of whining about needing concealed storage, we should have just embraced the "man-purse" trend and everything would've been perfect. Now where can I find a purse with cupholders?

July10Models | 31. März 2013

My SO sits and rest her purse in that space in one continuos motion. She smiles every time she enters the car and that makes me happy as f$&K!

sagebrushnw | 31. März 2013

@ vouteb

Where did you see that other colors were available?

I think that stevenmaifert@a.. is correct, at least from what is stated at the Tesla Gear site:

"Wrapped in black leather and available in five décor accents to match your car's interior, this console..."

Apparently it is black leather with either the Lacewood, Carbon Fiber, Obeche Wood Gloss or Matte, and Piano Black.

DC@Tesla | 31. März 2013

On No! Now, lack of central console cannot be used as a reason not to by this amazing car. Now time to focus on the tiny visors.

hnashif | 31. März 2013

@DC@Tesla: Lack on central console was not an issue for me when I first inspected the car, the tiny visor was. After having the car for a month, I have no issues w/ the visors, except maybe the lack of lighted mirror. However, while I like the openness of the center console, I do not like the position of the cup holder.

TheAustin | 31. März 2013

bsimoes | MARCH 31, 2013
"For women, our purses are our concealed storage space!"

I like that ;) Doesn't help me one bit, but I like it anyway. Maybe it's time to see a rebirth of the murse/manbag, from the 70's...

(Or, maybe not!)

stevenmaifert | 31. März 2013

@sagebrushnw - Yes, that's how I read it too! How is this thing going to look in a Sig red with white interior?

sagebrushnw | 31. März 2013

Don't all Model S cars have a black console/black carpet so this new "closeable" addition would just blend in with what is already there.

Velo1 | 31. März 2013

Tesla should also sell a logo Man Purse, too.

DouglasR | 31. März 2013

I told my wife that I would carry a wurse if she would buy clothes with wockets.

DouglasR | 31. März 2013

Excuse me, murse. I never could tell a joke.

paracord | 31. März 2013

Really nice:-)) i want this!

vouteb | 31. März 2013


I read it wrong

GeekEV | 31. März 2013

@sagebrushnw - I think the signature editions are different from what I've read. But my gray leather interior does indeed have a black pseduo-leather on both the dash and the center console area.

pencil2man | 31. März 2013

While I would not be interested at anything over 450- I would think tesla will price it around 899.

EVTripPlanner | 31. März 2013

Pretty in-your-face to have to pay for a center console after spending 100k on a car...not something the ICE competition (in all cars above, let's see, maybe 15k!) is doing, for sure. I love the car, but feel the extreme-spartan interior detracts from an otherwise flawless execution. Guess I'll stick with my simpleton's console for now -

ylyubarsky | 31. März 2013

I think it's a shame to charge for a Center Console after people spent $ 100K and it's a shame to have a "nice' look that being offered by Cliff for $ 40. Of course it's a matter of taste but I think this "nice" look could be in 1984 Oldsmobile but not in 2013 Tesla S. I could be wrong but this is how I feel.

negarholger | 31. März 2013

The MS comes with a clean modern interiour and I would not have it any different. Finally a car that doesn't force last century crap on us. If you want to have your clutter box - pay for it. I hope it will always be an option only.

Robert22 | 31. März 2013

I'm reading "wrapped in black leather". To me that means you can have any color leather you want as long as it's black. The decor refers to the wood accents which is the only variable component. Is their a more comprehensive color description somewhere that I'm missing?

MandL | 01. April 2013

The glovebox, cubby, and seat pocket are sufficient storage for me. Cup holders are a nightmare and the velcro'd on OEM Audi retractable one isn't much better.

On price, I suspect there will be a pretty significant design-pollution premium. If you really want to clutter up your otherwise perfect Model S you're going to have to pay for it.