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Discussion in 'Design' started by Tim, Apr 6, 2016.

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What color seats are you going with?

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    Any word on whether or not the seats will be leather?
     
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    I'd expect not only leather but cloth and the Model X "vegan" synthetic white leather. That last one is reportedly incredibly soft and indistinguishable from leather. It's also stain resistant.
     
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    Thanks. I recall reading about the "vegan" material, but did not know anything about it. Sounds like a good option.
     
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      As long as the leather or "vegan" leather is as soft as the nice premium leather in my 2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited or 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC....then I'll be a happy customer!! I can't do cheap leather, and I know Tesla doesn't do "cheap" things. Guess I'll need to read up on the "vegan" leather. And yeah, even at 15+ years and 19+ years...the leather in the two cars I mention is in beautiful condition.
       
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        I love the ultra-white interior of the Model X. This is the "vegan" material they're using. The video however doesn't do it justice.

        ultra-white-interior-tesla-model-x.jpg

         
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          Maybe I am strange, but I hate leather seats. They are hot and sticky, especially in the swampy New Orleans summers. I will take cloths seat any day.
           
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            I've grown accustomed to heated seats, and from what I hear, it's good to use them as the main heating source in an EV.
             
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            Supposedly the Model S refresh will be getting the Cooled seats of the Model X...maybe by then we will have that option for the model3. I would really like Tesla to put a rear seat fold down armrest in the S and 3
             
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            Cooled leather seats are awesome, it's like having ice water poured down your back
             
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              This is pretty much expected soon.

              I have heated and cooled seats in my Lincoln but I hardly ever use the cooling. Heat on the other hand, all the time because you know, Canada.
               
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                must have usable armrests !!!
                 
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                  Interestingly the new Model S update didnt appear to get the latest seats from the Model X -- no cooling yet.
                   
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                  Until today I didn't even know such a thing as "cooled seats" existed.

                  Living in Sydney/Australia having cooled seats would be so ....
                   
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                  #14 AEDennis, Apr 25, 2016
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                  More so in the Outback, I would guess...

                  Cooled seats are only on the X at the moment.
                   
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                  ... not really mate!

                  Outback gets hot, but it is fairly dry heat.

                  Western suburbs of Sydney can get 40+ degrees Celsius with high humidity.

                  Anyway, cooled seats would certainly be appreciated in both locations!
                   
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                  We know "Dry Heat" in Southern California too. It just happens 6 months different from when you guys get it.
                   
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                    I've been to Perth. It's cooler than Palm Springs. If the car in question is NOT an EV, I wouldn't buy black leather seats in that heat.

                    However, even without cooled seats, EVs have the benefit of being able to be pre-cooled or pre-heated (it's called pre-conditioning) without polluting the environment.

                    See below (it's in Fahrenheit)

                    [​IMG]Hot out? You can always pre-condition the car so that it's cooler when you get in... @teslamotors Model S by Dennis Pascual, on Flickr

                    Most places use this for heating, in Southern California, we do it for cooling.It's more efficient to do it when the car is plugged into a power source, but fully capable of doing it without being plugged in.
                     
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                      #19 Andreas Stephens, Apr 26, 2016
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                      I was only kidding in the above Dennis - I know that California has recently suffered under drought and heat just like Australia has done in the past. I find the constant breaking of new heat records all around the world very unsettling.

                      ... and yes, I LOVE the A/C pre-cooling that is possible with the Tesla cars! I mentioned elsewhere that a CLEAN ventillation system and powerful A/C is one of the things I really look forward to in the Model 3...
                       
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                      Well, here in Arizona we appreciate dry heat as well. I also had vehicle with cooled seats and I have to say it is worth it.
                       

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