Rear Center Console Insert for Tesla Model S
Actual Price: $349.95 Discounted Price: $269.95
• Functional, integrated custom-designed solution for Tesla Model S owners offering rear seat storage, two convenient cup holders, and a center armrest for the rear bench seat.
• Easy to install and remove. Able to fold down the passenger-side rear seat for large storage needs.
• Customizable trim finish and upholstery color.
• Made in the USA and available exclusively from EVANNEX.
• Usually ships within 2-3 weeks. Available for international delivery.
IMPORTANT: The Rear Center Console Insert CANNOT be installed in the "Raven Refresh" version of the Model S first introduced in Spring 2019 and still in production.
The Rear Center Console Insert (RCCI) provides a functional, integrated custom-designed solution for Tesla Model S owners who desire rear seat storage, two convenient cup holders, and a center armrest for the rear bench seat. The RCCI is easy to install and remove. With the RCCI installed, you also are able to fold down the passenger-side rear seat back for large storage needs. You may custom-design your RCCI to correspond to the interior upholstery color and trim finish options in your Tesla Model S. Made in the USA.
Aesthetics, comfort, storage and function matter, and the Rear Center Console Insert (RCCI) offers all these benefits in a product that has been custom-designed for the Tesla Model S. The RCCI provides an integrated, functional custom-designed solution for Tesla Model S owners who desire rear seat storage, convenient cup holders and a center armrest for the rear bench.
The RCCI sits in the center of the rear bench seat, partitioning the rear bench seat into two comfortable seating areas. The RCCI provides an armrest for rear-seat passengers, and in addition, a 10.5” L x 6.25” W x 4” D (260mm x 158mm x 102mm) storage box for everything from electronic devices to small toys, to personal items. In addition, it provides two stepped diameter cup holders (with a foam stabilizer insert sleeve) to accommodate a large variety of beverage containers and hold them securely in place.
You can custom-design and order the RCCI in the upholstery colors and trim finish options that correspond to your Model S interior, giving the RCCI an integrated, elegant, "finished" look for your Model S rear seat.
"Just got my RCCI and, it looks perfect! Can't wait to install it, and at half the price Tesla sells one for. BRAVO, keep up the good work." — Stan Moraski, Torrington, CT
Please scroll down to check out a gallery featuring the different trim finishes offered with the RCCI. We've also selected photos in this gallery using different upholstery colors as well to help illustrate how you can custom-design your RCCI for your Tesla Model S interior.
MATERIALS: The RCCI is built using the same materials (structural elements, plastic, upholstery and veneers) and craftsmanship that have made the EVANNEX CCI such a popular choice for thousands of Tesla Model S owners worldwide.
SIZE: The max nominal exterior dimensions of the RCCI are 18” L x 11”W x 6” H (447mm x 280mm x 152mm). The body of the RCCI behind the cup holder deck is 13” L x 8”W x 6”H (330mm x 203mm x 152).
CLOSED STORAGE: The RCCI storage box is 10.5” L x 6.25” W x 4” D (260mm x 158mm x 102mm) storage box. The lid of the storage box is upholstered with a foam backing (for comfort) and serves as an arm rest for both rear seat passengers. The lid is hinged at the rear of the RCCI and opens front to back, allowing easy access for both rear seat passengers.
CUP HOLDERS: The RCCI cup holders are stepped to accommodate many different beverage containers and offer a foam rubber insert to stabilize the containers. The cup holders are 3.5”/2.5” (89mm/64mm) stepped-diameter black plastic with a rubber stabilizer insert. (Note: the cup holders are identical to the very popular cup holders used for our CCI.)
VENEERS: The cup holder deck utilizes trim finish options that correspond to your Model S trim finish. The trim finishes are real wood, golds back, and carbon fiber options that are domed using a polyurethane finish that is strong and moisture resistant.
FASTENING MECHANISMS: A rear fastening strap is made from 1” high strength woven nylon/polyester and has a plastic snap hook at the end. The front fastening strap is made from 1” high strength woven nylon/polyester and has a metal gutter clip hook at the end.
Can I customize my RCCI?
Yes. Customization options are offered to correspond with your Tesla Model S trim finish and upholstery color. You may choose between upholstery colors Black, Tan, or Grey with trim finish options of Carbon Fiber, Piano Black, or Matte Black.
If I purchase the RCCI, does that mean that I can’t fold down the rear seat backs when I need more trunk storage?
Good news: you can lower the passenger-side seat back while the RCCI remains in place. If you must lower both seat backs, the RCCI can be easily removed (in a minute or two) by unsnapping the rear connection strap and unhooking the front stability fastener. The RCCI can then be placed on the rear floor (or anywhere in the trunk or frunk) until it is easily (and quickly) re-installed. We designed the RCCI so that installation and removal will be quick-and-easy.
What if I have to transport 3 rear seat passengers?
As noted above, we’ve designed the RCCI for easy removal. Simply unhook the rear snap hook, loosen the front stability fastener and remove the RCCI. This takes a minute or two. You can place the RCCI in the trunk or frunk until it’s needed again.
How big is the RCCI rear storage box?
Big enough to hold most small devices including an iPad mini (or other small tablet), all smart phones, paperback books, and small toys. It’s approximately 10.5” L x 6.25” W x 4” D (260mm x 158mm x 102mm).
How does the storage door/armrest open?
The storage box lid is hinged in the rear, allowing it to open front to back and thereby enabling easy access for both rear seat passengers.
Can I custom order the CCI with no cup holders?
No, all RCCI designs have the two cup holders integrated as seen in the photos and video.
Is the RCCI easy to install?
The RCCI is very easy to install. Simply thread the rear strap under the seat back and attach the snap hook at the end of the strap to the metal anchor in the middle of the rear seat back. Then affix the front strap and gutter hook to the front lower edge of the rear seat. See the "Installation" tab for more details.
I’m a proud EVANNEX CCI owner. Will the RCCI match the EVANNEX CCI?
Absolutely! We use the same upholstery colors, the same trim finishes, and the same cup holders that have been so successful for the CCI. The RCCI is the CCI’s little brother. But, we've also designed the RCCI to look great in your Model S regardless of your front "console" area -- see question below.
Do I have to have the EVANNEX CCI to have the RCCI?
No. If you have no console in the front area (under the 17" touchscreen), or, a factory OEM Tesla Motors console -- either way, the RCCI was designed to be compatible and aesthetically pleasing in any Model S interior configuration. We purposely designed the product to look good as a stand-alone product, and/or, with any "front" consoles -- therefore, it will blend in beautifully in your Model S interior regardless. We use the design language, upholstery colors and trim finishes compatible with the Tesla Model S interior in order for you to "upgrade" your rear bench seat.
How does the RCCI compare the the OEM version sold by Tesla Motors?
The RCCI was designed to have significant advantages over the rear seat console offered by Tesla Motors (and/or any other options we've seen). At about half the cost, the RCCI provides great functionality, an improved fastening approach, and the ability to customize with upholstery colors and trim finish options to give a more integrated look. The RCCI also offers stepped diameter cup holders with a foam stabilizing insert sleeve allowing it to accommodate a wider variety of beverage containers.
Will the RCCI remain in place during cornering or when traveling over a bump?
Yes. The strapping system we’ve developed holds the RCCI securely in place. The front of the RCCI might have minimal lateral movement if a passenger pushes into it with his/her leg, but the unit is stable, secure, and fixed in place.
Do I have to use the front and rear straps?
The RCCI was designed for installation with both front and rear strap securely installed. We designed the RCCI with these straps to provide safety and stability.
Is the front strap black for all RCCI upholstery colors?
Yes, the front strap is black for all RCCI upholstery colors. Because it sits low on the seat front, it is unobtrusive. Some owners neatly tuck the front strap under the RCCI, but, as noted above, when driving, the product has been designed to be used with both front and rear strap installed. Please note: the strap cannot be custom-ordered in grey or tan.
Is the RCCI made in the USA?
Yes, the RCCI is made in the USA.
Will the RCCI upholstery and trim finish be a ‘PERFECT’ match for the Tesla Model S interior materials choices?
Because we do not have access to Tesla Motors' suppliers and because the natural materials (wood and leather) that Tesla uses will vary internally from batch to batch, it is impossible to guarantee an "perfect" match. However, the materials we use are pleasing to the eye and will blend beautifully into the Model S interior. Note: we use the same upholstery colors and trim finishes in the RCCI that we use in our most popular product, the CCI, that has been purchased by thousands of Tesla owners worldwide.
Why do different RCCI customization options result in different prices?
Real Carbon Fiber, Piano Black, and Matte Black corresponding trim finishes are available at different price points. The reason for these price differences comes from the different costs of the trim finishes and the different labor costs required to fabricate and assemble each unit.
Can the RCCI be used in a Model X?
The RCCI was designed for the Model S. For the Model X, the second row seat configuration, fold down mechanisms and seat back are all different. The RCCI was note designed to fit or function properly if used in a Model X. We're working on some different solutions for the Model X and if you're interested in something for the Model X, please contact us to be placed on the wait list.
Can I use the RCCI if my Model S has "next-gen" rear seats?
For 99% of RCCI owners with "next gen" seats, the RCCI is compatible. A tiny number of "next gen" rear seats had heavy/puffy bolsters, but, Tesla stopped making them as a result of difficulty folding down the rear seats properly. If your in that rare 1% of "next gen" Model S owners that have rear bench seats with the very heavy/puffy bolsters (which make it difficult to fold down the rear seats), RCCI fitment may not be ideal. Again, this is a very tiny percentage of owners that have this type of rear seat since Tesla quickly discontinued that particular "puffy bolstered" design.
Can I get a package deal if I order the CCI and RCCI together?
No. Instead of forcing you to purchase a pre-set product bundle we define (with certain items you might not want), we offer an "across-the-board" savings for any/all multi-item orders placed at once... we will calculate your multi-item order shipping price at a discounted rate -- therefore, you'll realize shipping price savings if you bundle multiple items into your order -- the more items you add to the order, the deeper the shipping discount given.
I own the CCI so can I get a discount on the RCCI?
No. However, see note above. If you bundle the RCCI with other items on the site you'll realize savings (sometimes quite substantial) in shipping.
How long does it take to receive my RCCI Order?
The EVANNEX RCCI usually ships within 24 business hours of receipt of order. Delivery time depends on your location relative to South Florida and is typically within three (3) days for the continental U.S.
Does the RCCI ship to international destinations?
Yes, the RCCI ships internationally.
As seen on KmanAuto Youtube Channel
As Seen in Teslarati
The RCCI is a simple but elegant product. It has two cup holders at the front with a ribbed insert to securely hold drinks of several sizes, and then a padded arm rest that doubles as a lid for the storage area below.
The storage area is quite spacious at 10.5” L x 6.25” W x 4” D (260mm x 158mm x 102mm) and easily fit a mid-sized hardcover book as well as several kindle and iPad mini type devices along with other odds and ends.
I loaded up my RCCI with my books, iPads, Kindles and my favorite beverages and headed out for some spirited driving. I launched the car many times, came to a quick (but safe!) stop, took sharp turns, accelerated hard into corners, and drove on some typical New England poor back roads. Through the entire drive the RCCI remained in place and best of all my full-sized Dunkin’ iced coffees stayed where they belong. Not a precious drop was spilled. I heard no creaking and could not detect shifting of the console. Overall the installation seems very secure and I believe it would hold up to most driving styles.
The EVANNEX Rear Center Console Insert (RCCI) is a great addition to the Model S making the rear seating area even more comfortable. The RCCI provides excellent storage for your odds and ends and for most beverages. The RCCI adds comfort for the passengers and is simple to install and is great value for the price. If you're looking for a solution for your backseat passengers to make those road trips in your Model S more enjoyable, the EVANNEX RCCI might be able to help with that.
As seen in CleanTechnica
"The Rear Center Console Insert was designed for owners who frequently put the rear seats to use and are looking to add some functionality and storage... [and] the RCCI adds stable, accessible, ergonomic cupholders to the rear seats. Being a family of four with two young boys, we are constantly juggling snack time, bathroom time and game time while on the road. Having a secure place where they can put any beverages they may have brought into the car is an island of safety amidst what can otherwise be a bit of a chaotic situation, so that’s a win for us."
*Source: Images and story excerpts courtesy of Rob M. via Teslarati / Kyle Field via CleanTechnica