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Tesla’s Model S is so roomy it can fit seven people (including two back-facing kids seats), and if you’re really, REALLY!, creative you can fit 8 (don’t try this at home folks) — watch the video for the kicker.

New styling on the Model S Beta

New styling on the Model S Beta

We got a look at Tesla’s Model S Betas this weekend, and also got a test ride of the car Monday morning (more on that coming soon). But we missed this tip joke by Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the Model S Beta Customer event on Saturday. The car’s so roomy it can fit seven people (including two back-facing kids seats), and if you’re really, REALLY!, creative you can fit 8 (don’t try this at home folks) — watch the video for the tip.

But, seriously after riding in the car on Monday morning, it’s clearly a lot roomier than competitor’s EVs, because the battery sits underneath the car. That means there’s no t-shaped battery running through the backseats, and no battery packs stuffed into the engine or trunk space. Tesla’s trying to coin the term “frunk,” as in a front trunk. I think the roomy capacity is one of the most important aspects that could make Tesla’s Model S a more mainstream car, and it’s one of the very first electric cars designed from the ground-up (in contrast to the bodies of traditional internal combustion cars converted into EVs).

Hat tip on the video, Lindsay Ridell, via San Francisco Business Times.

  1. Who orchestrated that? Don’t get out and stand at the back while Musk is trying to show that people can also sit in the back. Get out of the way!

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