After receiving criticism from potential customers who felt Tesla’s eco-friendly stance on limiting emissions made no sense when their cars included animal products, the company is decided to offer a high-quality, fully vegan interior in their electric car, the Model X. Now it is finally available for all models.
Tesla introduced a new seat for the Model X which featured an ‘Ultra White synthetic leather’, which served as a vegan faux-leather option for customers seeking out animal-friendly alternatives. It was previously only available for the Model X for a limited time, but earlier this year it made its way to the top of the line Model S P100D. Now it is finally available for all models.
During Tesla’s 2015 shareholder meeting, two proposals were brought forward to offer vegan animal-free options for Tesla’s vehicles. Tesla’s board of directors recommended that shareholders vote against the proposals and they were struck down, but the company went ahead with vegan anyway.
Musk listened to a PETA representative during the meeting and said he would look into the alternatives she was proposing.
After that, Tesla quickly introduced the Ultra White synthetic leather option for the Model X, and now it’s finally available for all trims of the Model S.
Tesla says that they are “durable and stain resistant.” Apparently, they are not perforated in the Model S like they are in the Ultra White option in the Model X. A Tesla owner who owns both a Model X and a new Model S P100D with the Ultra White synthetic leather option recently made a video showing the difference: