EVannex offers a variety of aftermarket mats, made by Lloyd, that are custom designed to fit your Model S:
- Rubbertite all-weather mats
- Luxe mats
The Rubbertite mats seem to be a great alternative to Tesla’s all-weather mats, although I do love my factory set. The Ultimats are a step up in quality over the Model S factory mats, but the true creme dela creme comes in the form of a Luxe mat. It’s the highest priced of the three, and by far the most luxurious.
Here’s a nice comparison table showing the differences between each type of mat.
EVannex offers the mats in what they call black, parchment, and grey. My factory mats and the all-weather ones were black, but I decided to pick up a Luxe set in parchment-color to match my tan interior.
Luxe Mats Installation + Fitment
As you’d expect installing the mats is a pretty simple no-brainer task. EVannex offers mats for every interior section of the Model S which includes the passenger area, the frunk, the trunk and the rear cargo space.
NOTE: The mats are meant to be installed directly on the surface, not on top of other mats and coverings.
My driver’s side factory all-weather Tesla mats are secured with two hooks to prevent the mat from sliding. The EVannex mat has similar hooks on the driver’s side, but the hook locations are in a different place than the factory. This required unscrewing the Tesla hooks and installing the EVannex hooks.
Installing the hooks for the driver’s side is oddly difficult. I actually scraped my finger trying to get them to connect, but once I did, the mats looked great.
One observation I had on the frunk mat was that it’s a bit long for the “microwave area”, hence you’ll see the mat bend up slightly. It’s not really a big deal since it’s not very noticeable.
As a test, I decided not to tell anyone about the new mats simply because I wanted to capture some of their candid expressions. People had the following to say when seeing and feeling the mat for the firs time:
Everyone loved the look and feel of the mats. The Luxe mats are really comfortable on the feet and feel great with or without shoes. I’ve been doing a lot of longer distance driving on the weekends recently and I found they actually reduced the pressure on my heel and helped me feel more comfortable on the drives.
A full set of the EVannex Luxe mats will set you back $600. The mats have a great feel, an elegant look and really rounds out the Model S interior.
I’ll likely swap these out with my all-weather mats during the winter months, but for now I’m driving in comfort and style.