2012 Tesla Model S: 'Opportunity Console' Details Revealed

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If you've ever climbed into a car and struggled to find a place to put that one item you like to carry around, then Tesla might have the solution for you.

Tesla Motors has announced details of its 'Opportunity Console', a new concept for the console between the front seats that will allow owners to specify the cubby holes and compartments they want.

Whether you want to carry a rucksack or a pocketful of change, Tesla should have the insert or element you need to make the car fit your needs. The company aims to display prototypes of some of the elements this weekend, on one of its Get Amped Tour stops.

Though the elements aren't yet for sale, Tesla will listen to feedback to develop or enhance the Opportunity Console, so if you're looking into buying a Model S, you might like to make your thoughts known at the event in Fremont, California, or on the Tesla forum.

For those who aren't bothered about carrying around assorted items, Tesla will still offer the Model S with a large, usable space between the seats for larger items--sure to make it one of the most practical cars in the luxury sedan class.

Tesla has also released the latest installment of its Inside Tesla series, covering final assembly at the plant--you can watch the video above.

There are now fewer than three days to go before Model S deliveries begin, scheduled for Friday, June 22 at 3:30 pm PST--we're sure the first owners won't get much sleep over the next few days...


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Comments (4)
  1. I wonder how aware car thieves are as to just how valuable a 300 mile battery pack is? As I recall, the pack was designed to be easily removable. And those batteries are not traceable, either. Uh, oh!! What will happen to insurance rates after a few of those babies get pilfered? Will they ransom the battery pack back to the owner? Or they could fence them as used laptops, all 9276 of them.

  2. this isn't a serious comment right?

  3. Yes, Kent, because your average uneductaed criminal is an expert on removing new EV batteries and has a long list of possible places to sell them... Put down the caffeine and breathe slowly, it'll all be okay...

    Great idea by Tesla, I'd say. Let's see what the options end up as, but just a nice approach in theory. Outside the box thinking, well done Tesla.

  4. It would be nice if there was a place to plug-in my iPhone where it could sit but exposed so I can see it. In my current car the iPhone/iPod interface cable is in my center console, the problem with that is if I can't see my phone I forget it and leave it in my car.

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