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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Bonnet Storage too small?

It's a very common magazine complaint. But since I don't load groceries in the bonnet, it's about the right size for me.
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I put the Tesla 32amp EVSE with 3 pigtails (5-15/14-30/14-50) in it's carry pouch, and the TeslaTap J1772 adapter and had a lot of room left. Lockable. Neither a Valet or the PD can get access without a warrant or a prybar assuming they know there is storage up front.

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As Jay-Z said, "Well my glove compartment is locked, so is the frunk..."
Or something like that.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 11:40 PM
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I keep my cleaning sprays & towels in the "net". And, my Teslatap up there. Seems handier than digging under the rear floor for it. But, I do wish that the hood would close more "graciously". Usually wake up the neighbors closing it.
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I keep my cleaning sprays & towels in the "net". And, my Teslatap up there. Seems handier than digging under the rear floor for it. But, I do wish that the hood would close more "graciously". Usually wake up the neighbors closing it.
I agree, the hood is a little clunky, like the charge port door. Mine is actually slightly ill-fitted ... only an owner would notice but still.

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I never got why magazines complained about the small frunk on the I-Pace but then complimented it on it's cab-forward design with a short hood that maximizes the interior space by pushing the wheels out to the extremities and as a consequence leaves very little room for a frunk. Teslas have bigger frunks because they still have the traditional longer hoods despite not needing that space for an engine. The Audi e-tron is actually the worst of both worlds - a traditional long hood with a small frunk. But agree with WattAJag about the not-so-genteel frunk closing on the I-Pace.

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The Audi e-tron is actually the worst of both worlds - a traditional long hood with a small frunk. But agree with WattAJag about the not-so-genteel frunk closing on the I-Pace.
The Audi e-tron quattro frunk is actually generous. The worst offender is the Mercedes EQC that doesn't have a frunk at all!
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My Tesla P90D with front and rear motors had about the same size frunk as the I-Pace.
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That's not true.. I looked at Teslas and X and S both had larger frunks in overall usability.
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That's not true.. I looked at Teslas and X and S both had larger frunks in overall usability.
True for the single motor versions. The dual-motor Teslas use most of the frunk for the front motor assembly. Our car cover barely fit in the frunk of our Tesla.
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