An Aftermarket Approach to TM's Opportunity Console

Those with an interest in the development of a viable aftermarket center console option can follow the latest progress of the Center Console Insert (CCI) at: Soflauthor’s Center Console Insert at TMC in the “Tesla Parts for Sale” forum. I posted a new progress report with some rendering of the fabrication design earlier today.

The mods at TMC set up a special thread for the CCI, so with the exception of pointers like this one. That’s where I’m posting progress reports and fielding questions/comments.

I hope you stop by to see (and if you're so inclined, comment on) the latest progress.

Looks great Softauthor! Let me know how I can be 1 of the first 100... :) Have an estimate on cost yet?

@BYT: Not yet. As I discussed over at TMC, we're still pricing materials, fab costs, assembly labor, etc. Hopefully, will have a cost by month's end less 10 percent of course, if you're one a signature CCI owners :)

I’m very pleased to let you know that the CCI now has a home on the web. Our first edition website,, is now up and running.

Please take a few minutes to visit. There’s a lot of new information, including preliminary specs, a pic of the pre-fab prototype in my car, and most important, a way to get on a no-obligation list of those who have interest in the CCI.

We have created a CCI “signature series.” The first 100 people to sign-up and then move on to purchase the CCI will receive a 10 percent discount off the purchase price as a thank you for your early support.

In any event, we’re moving forward. Thanks to all of you for your continuing support and comments.

Nice, nice, very nice; many different people will buy your device!

(With apologies to Kurt V.)

The latest update on the center console insert (CCI) is now up at TMC. Please visit there if you have interest:

There are also a few new pics up at the CCI website which is linked at TMC.

Love your work Roger. Please be very careful with any potential trademark infringement.

looks pretty sweet, hope you come out with more cool accessories.


Looks great, and would serve my needs perfectly! You can count me in!

Unfortunately, website CAPTCHA is broken and makes it impossible to add to mailing list.

For those of you who are following the progress of the center console insert, there’s a new Progress Report with pics posted at TMC:

For up-to-date info or to get on the CCI waiting list, visit us at


@robballian: We were having problems with CAPTCHA, especially on smart phones (??). We decided to remove it, so getting on the CCI list should now work just fine.


Any chance you'd be willing to do a smaller insert. One with cup holders in the front a phone cubby in the back but the center just ran along the bottom of the tray. Take care of the cup holder issue, leave room for a purse and have the added bonus of being removable for easy cleaning.



@LizG & SSL161: To be honest, we're going a million miles an hour trying to get the CCI out the door. Once it's released and our production pace is at full speed, there are a number of different products that we'll be looking at next. Back seat storage will probably be a priority along with some frunk stuff and other ideas.

Your idea has been placed in the queue.

I do want to emphasize that my wife puts her purse on the CCI (it's designed to accommodate it) and she feels it meets her specs. But you may have different specs :)

See here for two 'purse' pics:

The slideshow doesn't.

@Brian H: Thx for the heads up, but the slideshow does seem to be working on FireFox and Chrome. What browser/machine are you using and specifically what page is not working. Thx.

Have you considered making a parcel shelf? I would think it would be relatively easy to make something better and cheaper than what Tesla is offering

parcel shelf Needs help

I will make my own parcel shelf. Should not be too difficult because I have built a lot of furniture.

@Brant: As I've mentioned to all the folks who have made good follow-on product suggestions, right now we're laser-focused (pun is intended:) on getting the CCI out the door and into owners' hands. Once that's done and production/assembly are running smoothly, there are a number of ideas we'll take a look at. I've added your suggestion to the growing list. Thx.

Oooh -- how about power folding mirrors? :)

XP Pro, Firefox 17. I can click the pictures and advance through the sequence, but the "play slideshow" option just gives a black screen.

@Brian H, same setup, slideshow works for me (popup window). Maybe one of your add-ons prevents it from playing.

Probably pop-up blocker. Bad idea to use them; you're in with the malware artists.


Can you make 2 of them? I will need one. How much?

Make that 3
Let the race to market begin

When I receive my model S (next Feb/Mar) I will make a few and sell them. I expect it to cost WAAAAAY under $250.

well let me know

I think the CCI looks great. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has requested matching decors including the obeche finishes. I'd certainly be interested adding something like this.

@s_curve wrote: I'm sure I'm not the only one that has requested matching decors including the obeche finishes.

You're not the only one :)

Finishes are the last outstanding item and we're working on them. Nothing has been resolved as yet, but a perfect match for TM's finishes (Lacewood/Obeche) would require access to TM's trim source vendors—difficult, but not impossible.

More on this will be announced relatively soon.

For those of you who are following the progress of the Center Console Insert (CCI), our last progress report for 2012 is posted at TMC:

We're getting very close now, having solved most structural issues and now focusing on final trim elements. The progress report provides details.

Happy Holidays!