Interiors

Past Tesletter articles

3D printed Model 3 console insert with USB ports and a coin holder

u/crujones43 shared on Reddit his designs, you can see them here:

If you have access to a 3D printer and want to print it yourself, he also made the files available for free. If you don’t want the coin holder, here is the same design without it.

Read more: Reddit

From issue #59

Back row heated seats for the Model 3 SR+

New upgrade option for SR+ owners to get back row heated seats for $300. Up until now, this option was only available for owners with the premium interior but it was knowns that the SR+ had the heaters and were just disabled via software.

Read more: Reddit

From issue #99

Ben sat on a Model Y

Twitter user macbentosh was able to sit on a Model Y, here are his observations:

  • Rear seats collapsed with buttons on the left side
  • Rear seats appeared to slide forwards and back
  • Headspace is 1-2” less than the X
  • The second room as wide as a Model S

Read more: Twitter

From issue #95

Exclusive first look at Tesla MS and MX interior refresh: going spartan like M3

Electrek has had access to some early designs and it seems that Tesla is going to bring the spartan minimalist Model 3 interior design to the Model S and Model X while keeping some more premium features in the more expensive flagship vehicles.

See pics and read more: Electrek

From issue #19

How to automate your Tesla

TeslaRaj did a really good job explaining how to use NFC tags with iPhone to automate some aspects of his Tesla in the morning. Raj was kind enough to feature us at the beginning of the video, thank you Raj!

From issue #82

Many interior configurations for Model S and X will be gone after November 1st

Elon announced on Twitter that to simplify the production many of the current interiors for the Model S and the Model X are going to disappear after November 1st. If you were thinking about getting a Model S or X it may be time to do it now so you can get the configuration that you wanted and still take advantage of the full tax credit.

Read more: Twitter

From issue #30

Model 3 seat testing

This video shows Model 3 seat testing, 40,000 cycles (the equivalent of 12 years of seat use!).

From issue #44

Model 3 vinyl wrap template

Awesome templates for Model 3 interior. If you don’t have access to a vinyl plotter you can also purchase a pre-made kit. Highly recommended you use an automotive grade vinyl. Enjoy!

Read more: GitHub

From issue #14

Model 3' new backseat for better ride comfort

The cushions for side support are significantly bigger on the new backseat than the original one. It should make for a more comfortable sitting experience for rear passengers in the Model 3.

Read more: Electrek

From issue #11

Model S 70D and a Model S P85+ comparison and battery degradation 📹

Both Model S have over 100,000 miles in the odometer and their battery degradation is only 3-4% in the case of the 70D and around 8% in the case of the P85+. Not bad! The video compares these two ‘vintage’ models in terms of how well they’ve aged.

Read more: InsideEVs

From issue #115

Model Y door labels

Have you ever had to explain a passenger in your Model 3 how to open the door? Did you end up getting a door label kit like this one? No more! Tesla has started properly labeling the door handles in the Model Y, hoping they will make this change in Model 3 as well. 

From issue #123

New oak decor and graphite trim

Check out the pictures, thank you Mat Jensen for sharing!

Read more: Twitter

From issue #10

News for the Model S and the Model X

Greentheonly discovered a few bits pointing to new hardware coming to the Model S and the Model X imminently:

  • Two new battery types in several configs, no word about the capacity yet
  • Integrated inductive phone charger (Qi)
  • New charge port type
  • New suspension version, not a new suspension but an iteration in the one released a few months ago
  • New lumbar support, maybe new seats?
  • Is there an interior redesign coming? Who knows 🤷‍♀️ But it seems that the S and the X are getting some love for sure!

Read more: Twitter

From issue #96

Protect your Tesla with Feynlab

One of the things I regret the most about my Model S is not properly protecting its paint and seats when I first bought it.

Don’t do like me, and check out Feynlab. They offer a complete line of car kit and ceramic coaters for both do-it-yourselfers and professional detailers.

And have you heard about their world’s first self-healing coating?

Images by: Vehicle Enhancement Protection & Appearance (VEPA), official Feynlab installer, Pleasanton, CA

Learn more: Feynlab

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From issue #96

Spectra Photosync window film

Learn more about Spectra Photosync window film which is capable of rejecting most of the IR, not just the basic 800-1000nm of the spectrum that most window «tints» on the market cover.

Read more: TMC Forums

From issue #6

Tesla Model 3 Interior packages compared

TroyTeslike created a nicer visualization of a table published on Reddit.

From issue #52

Tesla Model 3 all-weather floor liners

Tesla has released their all-weather floor liners manufactured by Weathertech. It is interesting that these mats are 100% recyclable and free of cadmium, lead, latex, and PVC. If you don’t have all-weather floor mats for your Model 3 yet, these are probably a good option.

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From issue #72