Child Seats

Child Seats

Once you get the child seats, I realize you can lay them flat when desired. Is it possible to take them out of the car completely?

blurry_eyed | 01. juni 2012

From what I've heard, you can go to Tesla and have the seats removed. Probably a matter of undoing some bolts. So it wouldn't be something you would do on a whim, it would be more of a conscious decision to take them out permanently after you don't need them anymore.

kave | 02. juni 2012

Sorry if this has been asked before, but does anyone know whether the child seats would qualify as a "booster/safety seat" for the California child safety laws?

For background, California requires that children be in some sort of booster or safety seat until they 8 years old, taller than 4' 9" and weigh over 80 lbs. After that point they may sit in a normal seat. The law doesn't seem to contemplate the 5 point seat belt on the Tesla child seats that may actually do a better job than a booster seat plus shoulder belt.

I have gotten a variety of answers from Tesla ranging from Yes, Nom Maybe, and Probably.

sam r | 04. juni 2012


I believe tpsince they are 5pt harness seats, they meet the child seat guidelines for CA.
There are weight guidelines for the child seats in the Tesla though ... I believe it's minimum 40lbs ... But I'm not 100% sure.

Brian H | 05. juni 2012

It would be a hoot fun to put a realistic infant doll in a baby seat in the child seat and watch reactions in the HD rear camera view ...


Timo | 05. juni 2012

I missed the joke there. What reactions, and why would they be any fun?

steven.maes | 05. juni 2012

I can understand the fun. I already told my children of the child seats. I will probably tell them to start waving their hands and then accelerate. After a while, I am sure they will tell me to accelerate since they are already waving their hands ...

EdG | 05. juni 2012

Monkey see, monkey do. When my kids were young, instead of hitting the accelerator for fun, I made funny sounds to mimic acceleration (including the screeching around turns). They loved it. And they're safe drivers now.

Fortunately for me, I never had a car (till this coming September) that was any fun to accelerate anyway...

Timo | 05. juni 2012

Well, with children playing with you I can easily see the fun, but with a doll? Maybe if it were horribly malformed or otherwise reaction-triggering doll, but I don't see any fun with realistic one.

Brian H | 05. juni 2012

No, Timo; the child seats are for toddlers, not infants. Following drivers would be shocked and astonished to see a baby in the seat. Especially with a kludge baby-seat-inside-toddler-seat lash-up.

Brian H | 05. juni 2012

Correction; for toddlers and under-tens. Not 3-month-olds, etc.


Timo | 05. juni 2012

I think majority of people would even notice something is off there. For most it would be unknown car with rear-facing children seat. No reaction there, so no funny reactions to watch.

Timo | 05. juni 2012

would -> wouldn't (need edit, too many spleling mikstaes)

Brian H | 05. juni 2012

Heh. Don't think so. People would goggle, and maybe phone in the license #. Don't know if the police would be amused! >:p