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cup holders and spilled coffee

cup holders and spilled coffee

One of the first things that i did upon getting my Tesla was to knock a coffee cup out of the cup holder. Fortunately the cup was mostly empty. The cup holders are diabolically placed to hit with your elbow.

For others in this situation look at the
Trudeau Executive Boardroom 16-Ounce Tumbler , available at Amazon.

it's really spill proof and fits perfectly in the cup holder. The black version has stainless steel trim and fits nicely into a Tesla interior

mathwhiz | 10 aprile 2014

That's why I'd like to see my console pre-order arrive... Yesterday, the drive-up Starbucks person handed me coffee that was so overfilled, it went everywhere just holding it by the sides -- resulting in an unwelcome christening of my new S. I was P.O.'d !!! :(

Of course, this incident had nothing to do with the current cup holders...

mathwhiz | 10 aprile 2014

BTW, should I call you Mr. Trudeau?

petero | 10 aprile 2014

I think it was very smart of Tesla to design all the MSs with black carpeting. Black hides a multitude of sins, and goes especially well with spilled coffee.

LEvans | 10 aprile 2014

Ironically this is why I don't like black interiors. My Mercedes is about 3 years old and has a tan interior but it is pristine. If anything gets dirty I know right away and I have it cleaned up right away. If something gets dirty I'd much rather know granted some situations might make it very hard to maintain a lighter colored interior and it's not for everyone.

NO2PTRL | 10 aprile 2014

No problem here.

GAGSTESLA | 10 aprile 2014

No food, no drink, no need for cup holders. Sorry, this has been an issue with me and my wife for years. She can do whatever in her car. In mine, no food or water allowed. That's what kitchens are for..

LEvans | 10 aprile 2014

Not even WATER?

NO2PTRL | 10 aprile 2014

Porsche didn't come with a cup holder for years. Only under duress did they install one. Their cars were built for fun, not drinking.

The cup holder in the Tesla is very fine, They could have put one in the back seat though.

judimasters | 10 aprile 2014

I had coffee spilled into my USB ports which made them immediately inoperable. Fortunately when it dried (three days) all function returned perfectly.

GAGSTESLA | 10 aprile 2014

Not even water, by my own experience ( and reading posts here), only bad things happen with food and drink in a car.

lolachampcar | 10 aprile 2014

Sorry Elon, I gotta chime in here. You should have left those elbow killing POS cup holders out of the car. It is better to not do something than give in to something you obviously do not want to do and do a poor job of it in protest.

Obviously, this is only my opinion.

petero | 10 aprile 2014

lola. I'll drink to that.

dleidy | 10 aprile 2014

The shape sort of lifts a Starbucks cup and pushes it out of the holder. At least with grande size.

firerock | 10 aprile 2014

Well, the poorly designed cup holder position was the exact reason I decided to start a side project with my friends of building a functional center console for Tesla! And we also built a rear console solution as well. Check it out!

http://www.avantelle.com