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Cupholder in Tesla Roadster?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by MidLife, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. MidLife

    MidLife Member

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    Question for you guys.

    Does the Roadster have a cupholder? If so, can you describe and possibly share a picture?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Yes, but only one and it may not be usable if you have a passenger.
     
  3. cinergi

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    Here's a picture of mine

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  4. Nvbob

    Nvbob Roadster 1256

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    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    ... if you have a passenger he/she could hold at least to cups .... :)
     
  6. Dragon

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    What's the thing near the cupholder? A toasty maisbread for lunch?
     
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    Oh, Thank goodness! I thought was ...
     
  9. Jaff

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    :biggrin: I thought that too (tossed cookies)! :biggrin::wink:

    Nvbob, I don't think that cupholder would work...it looks like it relies on some sort of depression (nee fiddles) in the console to hold it in place...the Roadster does not have a console like that.
     
  10. Doug_G

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    Yes, but she complains about it. For the short trip from Starbucks to the office we usually just pop the cups into the trunk. You can snuggle them in beside the soft top bag and they stay put nicely. Never had a spill or anything.
     
  11. cinergi

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    Actually, yeah, it might. Heck, I'd stick that right in place of the current cupholder (which is nearly impossible to use with one hand -- e.g. while driving). Stick it anywhere along the passenger-side of the center console, really.
     
  12. suxxer

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    Cupholder: FAIL...

    124343d1245277008-simple-cheap-cup-holder-pict0655.jpg
     
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    OMG. I thought that was a Roadster for a moment until I realized it was a Lotus.
     
  14. vfx

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    Should work though I would question any standard adhesive for such a task.
     
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    Ha! That photo is clearly staged. It's a great gag, though. :smile:
     
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    Sometimes if I'm driving really slowly (e.g. going to the other side of the local mega-mall's kilometer-long parking lot) I've been known to rest a coffeee cup on the door sill. It would be a great to have some kind of cupholder clip extending from the dashboard to keep it secure, except that you need that space when getting in/out.

    So I've been trying to figure out a way to anchor a cup holder into the little cubby that's above the sill, and have it fold out of the way so you can get out of the car. It's not such a big problem to attach it; there's a gadget I've seen that gets held in by a little rubber ball. The holders would have to be unique left/right because the cubbies are different.
     
  17. Nvbob

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    I was thinking of anchoring the base of the cup-holder to the carpet with velcro? What do you think?
     
  18. Doug_G

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    Might work, but I hope you are skinnier than I am...
     
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    My Lexus RX 450h has a neat driver's side cupholder in that same general area in it's cabin Doug...it's a spring loaded, retractable cupholder that works really well (as long as you remember to close it prior to getting out & smashing your knee lol)...not sure that you could do something aftermarket, but it might be a good idea for future Tesla vehicles.


     
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