Originally Posted by elraido
I am just worried that there is no crumple zone in the back where the kids are sitting. There is bumper, then their feet, and maybe a couple of inches of space between their faces and the hatch glass. While I can see why they are trying to maximize seating space, I just think it is a VERY poor idea to have seats that close to a potential area that routinely gets hits (rear end accidents).
The other concern I have about electric cars is the strain they will put on the electrical grid. Places like California already have rolling black/brown outs in the summer because of air conditioning. Can you imagine the strain of everyone plugging in their cars at night? There needs to be massive reform in the grid in places like that before the can be main stream.
So don't put your kids in the back. Here is a link that shows it sans body: Tesla Model S Disassembled