Innovative Cupholder Design - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

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edited May 2016 in Tesla
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Innovative Cupholder Design - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

Cupholder design probably wasn't very high on the priority list for the designers of the 2016 Tesla Model X, yet they took a pretty good stab at doing it differently.

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  • longtimelurkerlongtimelurker Member Posts: 455
    The larger issue here is that the flocked surface the holder ends fit into is an obvious bad choice for drinks. How are you going to get slopped drink liquid out of that stuff? I know that the flocking is there to provide an interference fit so that the holder ends won't slip out or bounce around...but they could just as easily have made the arched shape of the holder ends a spring-fit and avoided movement that way.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,457
    Looks simple and elegant. I'd always be removing them to dig out the junk I toss in the cubby. Wonder if it'd work changing the configuration to just |) (| and leaving a little more room in the center.

    Can also see someone making tablet desks based on taller inserts or just taller inserts for Big Gulps.
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    Wouldn't you just nest the unused ones on either side of the ones you are using?
  • wheelmccoywheelmccoy Member Posts: 97
    Wait, it's an electric car and you're putting liquids in it?!! :)

    Thanks for highlighting these little details. It's quite a clever design.
  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599
    Looks like a good spot for CDs.
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