Tesla Model S options list now includes executive rear seats, a great choice for those who are chauffeur driven being showcased at NAIAS 2015. Two individual rear seats replace the standard three-seater bench, and are available with the premium interior package. Despite focus on rear seat passengers, a long-wheelbase Model S is not on the cards as is the case with chauffeur driven luxury sedans in certain markets.
Rear seat cushions have been lowered by 15mm to add more and have a two-zone heating function. Both seats are separated by an armrest which houses storage space and 2 cup holders.
2015 Automotive News World Congress with the theme “Setting the Pace in a Thriving Market” is the 39th annual gathering of top executives from the auto industry being held in Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit.
It was here that Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors addressed executives of auto companies to spearhead development and sales of electric vehicles. Besides honing on investment of electric vehicles, Musk also presented the history and present state of Tesla, its future goals and prospective profitability.
While Musk addressed audience at the Automotive News World Congress, other speakers included General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Jaguar President and CEO Joe Eberhardt, and Chris Urmson, Director of Google’s self-driving cars project.
Musk reiterated that he feels Tesla will gain profitability by 2020 which will be aided by sales of the Model 3. Tesla’s Model X which was to be on sale by now has been delayed while Musk stated that it will be by summer that sales will be initiated.
2015 Automotive News World Congress is sponsored by PwC and IBM with a host of other conference sponsors such as HIS Automotive, BorgWarner, Brose, Canada, Georgia Allies, Germany Trade & Invest, Microsoft, Dominion Dealer Solutions among others.