The original center console idea from Tesla was to have "nothing".. Which has it's own pros and cons. While driving a loaner 2013 (bad experience) Model S, I noticed the vehicle had no center console. So I used 2 shoe boxes and it was actually pretty good. Tons of space to throw my "stuff" in. The updated center console has 2 cup holders.. and a tiny area for your accessories. Given how much space is available in the center area, I find this to be a terrible use of the space. Basically, you give up massive of real estate for 2 cup holders and change. The new center console is more aesthetic, but not very functional. This is another case of, "This could be so much better...."