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Air conditioned seats - Feature Request

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by zzzzdoc, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. zzzzdoc

    zzzzdoc Member

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    Yes, yes, yes. I know it consumes energy, but living in Florida, I can't tell you how much I love the air-conditioned seats of my Lexus LS600hL. I know Mercedes has them also.

    Couldn't Tesla put them in the front seats?

    Heated seats are occasionally useful down here if you're back is hurting, but the AC seats are awesome. You don't know what you're missing if you don't have them.

    I'm assuming there are people from Tesla that peruse this Forum. Hint, hint, hint.....
     
  2. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    I'd love them.
     
  3. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Active Member

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    I thought I wanted them, but not so much when I can precool the whole cabin. There might still be times they'd be great, like when I space out and forget to precool... But that's rare.
     
  4. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    I had heard rumors that ventilated seats (not A/C) would be coming soon. I don’t remember where I read that. But if the seat heaters are currently controlled by the LIN bus, then adding ventilation would not require any new wiring - just perforated seats and a fan to suck the air.
     
  5. caddieo

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    I have been using sheepskin covers on my front seats since the 90's. Much, much cooler than bare leather after prolonged sun exposure. When I was up north they also kept me reasonably comfortable in winter until the seat heaters took effect
     
  6. redi

    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    #6 redi, Sep 21, 2014
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    I also have basic sheepskin covers... better, but I would trade these in a minute for having a ventilated/ac seat that could freeze my posterior in this hot climate.

    Frankly, I can't see why this would be all that difficult of a retrofit. There's got to be ac ducts in the center arm rest console, and there's already power under the seats. Pop in new seats (or for the enterprising craftsman duct/fan/new seat covers) and there you go. Probably only cost $10K :)
     
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    I would pay a premium for this. Especially on days like today :cool:
     
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    Heated seats are a complete waist for me, ventilated would be incredible.
     
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    #11 FLDarren, Sep 21, 2014
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    I would pay for this as well. It's nice to drive down the beach with the pano wide open. But on days like today that are in the mid 80s, my back will sweat a little.
     
  12. Btrflyl8e

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    OK, you sold me
     
  13. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Back sweat. Does it every time.
     
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    LMAO!
     
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    The original Sigs had perforated seats, though no ventilated or cooled seats.
     
  16. jto654

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    I would also REALLY love this feature, living in NC! This summer has been so hot. Even with the AC on full blast, if you don't have the AC seats on (that most luxury cars have), your back starts sweating. No one likes a sweaty back stain. :eek:

    I am holding out to buy until AC seats are released. Otherwise I love the car. AC is just a must in the south!
     
  17. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    I too would like this as an option...
     
  18. redi

    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    Anyone comes up with a well working retrofit that does not break the bank, please post about it. Alas, Texas.

    Sounds like a project for artsci.
     
  19. Uncle Paul

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    Had a friend with power ventilated seats in his Cadillac. They made so much fan noise that I bet few would want it in the quieter Tesla interior.

    Concept sounds good, but few would like to hear the noise.
     
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    My parents have these on their Merc and Lexus, and at the highest settings makes a rather minor difference. They don't use the feature at all even in summer.
     

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