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!

David Trushin | April 1, 2013

?... go on. Some of us are truly mystified by whatall is in there. Also, is magic involved?

Lou in SoCal | April 1, 2013

I really hope I'm wrong but based on what $250 floor mats and $400 car covers, this thing will be at least in the $1k range. Like everyone, Tesla nickel and dimeing is getting old. I definitely like the console but don't think we should be paying for it (just like the floor mats, frunk net, tire repair kit, etc.).

olanmills | April 1, 2013

Hurray! Room for junk and crap!
(I'm being serious)

If it's expensive, I probably won't get it though.

I have tan leather, but I think the black color will work fine because the carpet and the leather on the dividers on the floor is already black.

inverts | April 1, 2013

Not gonna get it either. Thinking about a deeper cupholder after spilling a cup o joe on the grey leather. Cleaned up pretty well, but still. Maybe drill through the rim of the center trough to attach some insert/holder.

Re price, reasonable would be $199, but whom am I kidding? I'd not bat an eye below $500, only above 1K, I'd consider it a ripoff. But the again, won't affect me one one way or the other.

Have to think of a way to run the black usb cable from usb jack to phone under 17". Hot glue? Velcro tape to rim of central trough?

Mliss | June 12, 2013

Sorry if there is another more recent thread on this (if there were a better search function....), has anyone heard any updates on the Tesla center console? I originally thought that I would be first in line to get one, but I have kind of gotten used to having more open space so I am not positive I will be a buyer of one anyway. I suppose of the price is right and I can remove it easily, I might buy one to have during the winter when I tend to have more stuff (gloves,etc) in the car. Any news?

jdb | June 12, 2013

This is one MS customer with no interest in center console. Every car we have had in past 20 years has had some type of center storage spaces with cup holders and and guess what-within few months filled with useless junk, even cupholders. The junk changes over time but always filled. Finally have clean modernistic cabin with space and without place to accumulate junk.

ramtaz | June 12, 2013

No need for center console for me. I LOVE MY TESLA , just the way it came!

herkimer | June 12, 2013

+1 ramtaz!

Brian H | June 12, 2013

And it holds your purse!

Velo1 | June 12, 2013

It does look like the top section near the display is likely hinged so you lift from opposite end (toward armrest) and once vertical slides down into console.

I like the convertible inserts and option to orient them to hold a water bottle and/or flat items between parallel inserts.

bnwdon | June 12, 2013

It's one thing to spend 110k on a car as a Sig owner and now to have to purchase a console that should have been part of the car in the first place. The present lack of a center console is unheard of in a luxury vehicle. I would like to know what other Sig owners feel about having to pay for it.

AlMc | June 12, 2013

Thought I might buy one or an aftermarket one but my wife, as others have pointed out, likes the space for her purse.

jdb | June 12, 2013 Answer to your query from this sig owner: no interest in center console at any price, glad vehicle does not have one.

riceuguy | June 12, 2013

I am still baffled by this bizarre sense of entitlement. I am pretty sure I mostly knew what I was/wasn't getting when I ordered my car (please don't bring up fog lights...please!). Yes, it's an expensive car, and yes, I'd like to be able to hang dry cleaning/use vanity mirrors at night/have a useful cupholder/etc. But if that means I need to buy stuff to do it, well, that's part of the deal!

hpatelmd | June 12, 2013

Riceguy, +1

I knew what would & would not be included in the car when I placed my order, which I made of my own free will. I don't believe anybody here was coerced to buy a Model S they didn't want.

riceuguy | June 12, 2013

@hpatelmd, from the whining you'd think some people felt differently...

jjaeger | June 12, 2013

whining is right - give it a rest. Center area stays open in my MS going forward as well.

mdemetri | June 12, 2013

I am not a signature owner and new exactly what I was getting when I reserved my P85 in Nov. 2012. However, this is not the case for sig owners who put down $40,000 2-3 years in advance with little detailed information. Frankly, Tesla and newer Tesla owners owe Sig owners a debt of gratitude, as they were critical to the development of the Model S. IMO, Tesla should indeed offer Sig owners (not everyone else) free upgrades for small things like the center console.

riceuguy | June 12, 2013

@mdemetri, No argument that Tesla owes them a debt of gratitude, but that's all they OWE them. Everything else is a choice on Tesla's part to reward those that committed early; I'm just tired of the whining that Tesla owes them more than that!

J.T. | June 13, 2013


+1 for all posts in this thread.

cgiGuy | June 13, 2013

Demetri Martin? Is that you? Love your standup..

J.T. | June 13, 2013


Demitri Martin would know how to spell knew.

bsimoes | June 13, 2013

All I can say is I hope this isn't the "Right under your nose" announcement!

Nlupei | July 13, 2013

Just put my deposit down today and now on the search for a suitable insert for a center console. Anyone find something not as bulky as the TM or Teslaccessories console that has compartments for change, phone, etc? Also preferably less than $500. I found a decent men's valet tray on amazon that looks like it would fit and is less than $50! What does everyone think?

TMS P85 | July 13, 2013

I kind of laugh that say that people that expect a center console have a "sense of entitlement". I mean the car is really great but I think most reasonable people would agree that charging $500 to $1,000 for a center console isn't exactly normal.

I think it's always good to remain objective in the thought process and not get too clouded or in love with the car. I think most reasonable and objective people would agree this is an item that should come standard in a luxury vehicle.

J.T. | July 14, 2013

After months of thinking about this I have to wonder if they intentionally left out the center console just so you could see that the hump for the transmission isn't there.

It's kind of like the frunk. You can tell your friends how there is no engine 100 times and still, when you open the frunk, there's that sense of wonder and shock when you lift the hood.

Skotty | July 14, 2013

When is Tesla going to start actually selling these? It's been "coming soon" for far too long now.

AmpedRealtor | July 14, 2013

Tesla's web site now says it's coming in the fall...

Robert22 | July 14, 2013

The reason any business markets a minimalist design is to generate revenue on the accessories that can be added afterwards. If you don't believe me, call Weathertec and ask about the conversation that occurred with Tesla seven months ago when they were preparing to direct market their floormats to customers.

danej | July 14, 2013

@Robert22 can you recount that tale for us?

stevenmaifert | July 14, 2013

"Coming soon" is a very open ended concept for Tesla.

Donato | July 14, 2013
AmpedRealtor | July 14, 2013

Not sure if you want to spend north of $1,000 for a console that doesn't even contain real leather and is largely a plastic contraption.

cloroxbb | July 14, 2013


Most of us have know about the CCI since it was just an idea in SOFLAUTHOR's mind. Thanks for the link, but it has been posted many times before. This thread is actually about the "homegrown" center console from Tesla, that for some people, is much more appealing than the CCI from Teslaccesories.

I for one like that the whole thing is covered storage, and can be configured exactly how you want by the removeable "walls." I for one, would probably use them to create 2 cupholders as the CCI only has one.

The one thing I am guessing is, that the Tesla made center console will cost us (customers) over $1000. I mean the parcel shelf is $250, and that takes probably much less "design" than a center console would need...

david.cheney | July 14, 2013

breaking point for me is ~ $600. Just sayin. | July 14, 2013

Actually TeslaAccessories has a lower cost black-only version for $549. I saw it yesterday, and it looks rather nice.

wpoveromo | July 14, 2013

Yes I agree. This should really be something that is included. It's a luxury sedan - and high-end at that. Having to pay $1,000 for this seems like Tesla is getting a little cheap. And I'm a Tesla fan.

J.T. | July 14, 2013

It seems we all want Tesla to be profitable as long as it doesn't cost us anything.


amirm | July 14, 2013

I bought the first low cost CCI from Teslaccessories (the one thy brought for show and Tell at Teslive). At $549 its not cheep but I like it and I think it looks great.

LEvans | July 14, 2013

Too bad the cup holders are still exposed. It's one of my pet peeves when it comes to car interiors. I really dislike seeing holes for cup holders when they are not in use... I like how Mercedes places cup holders beneath a panel in the E class and S class.

phat78boy | July 14, 2013


I completely agree. One of the reasons I really like TM's version of the center console.

kawaiia | July 14, 2013

When I talked to one the service advisers, he told me that the CCI won't be available until this Winter.

vinster | September 9, 2013

I know there are aftermarket center consoles available, but this is the longest 'coming soon' Tesla accessory ever!

Will it ever be released this year?!

earlyretirement | September 9, 2013

I was at the UTC San Diego store last week and the employee there said it's now coming this Fall. I asked him what happened about "coming this summer" and he just laughed.

I do plan on getting it once it comes out. I'm one of those that sorely misses storage space which is severely lacking in the car.

JZ13 | September 9, 2013

I spoke with a Tesla employee who is in the design department yesterday. I asked this very question. He said they expect to announce pricing in early October and begin shipping them by the end of October.

Brian H | September 11, 2013

George B originally (spring '12) promised them by year end. Other fish to fry.

MandL | September 11, 2013

"this is the longest 'coming soon' Tesla accessory ever!"

You obviously weren't a long time reservation holder! The Model S itself wins that one.

Brian H | September 11, 2013

Maybe the aero wheels were the longest. They were on, then off, then on again.

ThorensP | September 11, 2013

Any plans for a rear seat center console? I remember when we took a test drive last year in Fremont, they had a center rear console as an option. What ever happened to that?

EVMD | September 13, 2013

It has been designed by the same guy who came up with the nosecone...