Most of the time I drive alone or with my wife on our Model S. We rarely use the rear seats for passengers. However, when we do, it’s usually one or two other people, and rarely are we fitting three people in the vehicle. It’s nice to have the option to fit three people, but we often ride with less.
One of the complaints that is common to owners of Model S are the lack of cup holders in the vehicle. The rear part of the vehicle have no cup holders unless the owner of the Model S opts for a rather interesting solution from Tesla.
Since we rarely travel with five people, we figured that the Premium Rear Console from Tesla would provide some traveling in style for our passengers.
So, the installation instructions seemed simple enough. The following pictograph was included in the shipment.
Lengthen the child-seat hook so that one can install it on the center seat position.
Click it in, and tighten. That’s it. Sounds simple enough.
Step 1 is to order the product on the website.
Step 2 is to receive the box
Step 3 is to open the box, it’s nicely packed with the pictograph instructions
The storage bag that comes with it is pretty nice.
Here it is, unboxed –
Here it is about to be installed…
Step 4 is to lengthen the hook and get it ready to slide under the center section to hook it on the center child restraint.
Here’s the hook.
Step 5 is to hook it in
Step 6 is to tighten the slack.
Here it is installed.
An insert for small stuff
Here’s the storage with the insert removed
Storage with insert in place
It took me about 20 minutes to install for the first time. This is going to go faster as I remove and re=install it in subsequent times.
I like it. Is it worth a starting price of $600. Somewhat pricey, but it works for us.