Side Door Pockets


Now Implemented!


Have side pockets in the doors to hold thin/small items.


Most vehicles offer side pockets or pouches in the door as a standard feature. While having side pockets is not as clean looking as the current Model S design, any additional storage would be welcome.


Now standard in all vehicles.

First, they were implmented in all Model 3 and Y.  The mid-year 2021 Model S and X now include pockets too.

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     Created 5-Dec-2012


Is it not amazing that Tesla has resisted for 8 years to put side pockets in the doors and coat hooks above the back seat side windows in Model S? But we must be thankful as well: For a few years there is now a center console! And Model 3 has all off these things for less money!
    Created 24-Oct-2020
I'm a brand new Tesla owner and I love the car, but I sure miss the storage on my BMW.  No center console for our "stuff".   More storage is definitely needed.   Some way to retro fit to the existing fleet of cars would sure be nice to for all of us who already own a Model S with very little storage.
    Created 1-Nov-2018
A feature I miss that I have had back to my 88 BMW
    Created 31-Oct-2018
Yeah, this is a serious omission. The car really needs this, particularly for the front doors.
    Created 3-Apr-2018
yes-door pockets would be handy - but I would NOT want them to be big enough to hold a water bottle.  I'm thinking side-cushion air bags launching heavy things. Pocket big enough for tissue, or gum - but nothing heavy and hurtful
    Created 1-Apr-2017
I agree.  This is needed.  My car is a mess because of lack of storage such as this.  Please Tesla add these so future owners don't have to deal with this.  Thank you.
    Created 21-May-2016
Where in the wold do you keep your ice scraper?
    Created 3-Feb-2015
Tesla has a nice lean design on doors, but I'll bet with a little imagination they could make door storage foldout or be flush depending on individual preference.
    Created 4-Jan-2015
Yes, yes, YES!  There is no place to put anything.
    Created 2-Oct-2014
I imagine that the current design stems from some sort of Frank Lloyd Wright principle. He would not design garages into houses, preferring carports. His rationale was that owners would be less likely to clutter up a carport than a closed garage. He may have had a point, but we still need bins for stuff. I wouldn't insist on doors to cover them up. ;=)
    Created 14-Jan-2014
Thom EM
Better interior storage is a must - but it also must be carefully and elegantly designed. DJN
    Created 30-Dec-2013
unbelievable that a car of this quality and design excellence has such poor interior storage.  How about cargo nets on the rear of the front seats and a card holder on the sun visor?
    Created 24-Dec-2013
These are a must as well.

Interior refinements: It's the little things that elevate the cool factor and make a car more functional. The above picture is a classic example of that. Loose papers and a water bottle neatly kept out to the way.
    Created 1-Oct-2013
A cut-out large enough to hold a bottle of water or Coke would be the icing on the cake.
    Created 26-Mar-2013
Side pockets can keep the clean look by closing flush and then opening when wanting to access them.
    Created 7-Jan-2013