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http://autoweek.com/article/green-cars/tesla-model-s-station-wagon-taking-shape
A custom Tesla Model S station wagon is taking shape
November 17, 2017  Jay Ramey

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A Tesla Model S wagon, as seen in our rendering, is one of several body
styles that Tesla has declined to build, at least for now. Photo by Autoweek

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British coachbuilder Qwest wants to give the Model S a little more cargo
space

If you haven't noticed, the Tesla Model S range isn't particularly varied.
There's no long-wheelbase model, no coupe, no two-door convertible and no
station wagon.

But what if you want to put on some Wellies and take your hunting dogs to
tow a few ducks out of the water? Back in the U.K., commissioning station
wagons based on luxury sedans was a fad for a long time, at least among
those who could afford it, until luxury automakers themselves started
offering large station wagons fit for the British country lifestyle.

And at least one coachbuilder in the U.K. has sought to bring the longroof
goodness to EV customers: Norfolk-based coachbuilder Qwest has been working
on a Tesla Model S shooting brake for more than a year.

The Model S is a complex car when it comes to materials -- the same reason
we don't see too many aluminum Audi A8s converted by coachbuilders and
armorers -- so the rear section is built from carbon fiber and bonded to the
car's aluminum chassis. As you can guess, this would be far simpler if the
car was made out of steel, since the roof and tail section of the Model S do
not lend themselves easily to alteration. It's almost simpler to ditch the
greenhouse entirely and create a new one, but then you're looking at
fabricating a lot of complex parts.

When it comes to design, the Tesla shooting brake is a bit squared off,
featuring a mostly straight and uninterrupted roof all the way to the
D-pillar. The added benefit of this approach is more room in the cargo
compartment, but it does make the rear of the car pretty bulky.

In any case, we're now wondering why Tesla itself hasn't offered a
station-wagon variant of the Model S, but we hope there's still room in the
Model 3 lineup (after Tesla makes half a million sedans to satisfy
preexisting orders) to create a longroof variant. It's not the best starting
point, but it is better looking than Tesla's own Model X crossover.
[© 2017 Crain Communications]



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If you haven't noticed, the Tesla Model S range isn't particularly ...
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A Tesla Model S wagon prototype is in development by a third-party ...
https://electrek.co/2017/08/11/tesla-model-s-wagon/
Aug 11, 2017 - If you really want a bigger back in your Model S, you can ask
the guys who actually turned their Model S into a hearse: Not as sleek as
the back of an actual sports wagon, but I would argue that it does the job.
Another independent designer also envisioned a Tesla Model 3 station wagon,
which could also ...
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https://electrek.co/2017/11/14/tesla-model-s-wagon-shooting-brake-in-progress/
A look at the Tesla Model S wagon in progress
Nov 14, 2017 - A Tesla station wagon might sound like a sacrilege to some,
but it's actually a highly requested model in Europe. Earlier this year, a
group of engineers in Europe set out to actually turn a Model S into a
station wagon, also known as a shooting-brake, and make it available as a
mod. Now Fully Charged gets ...
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https://www.carthrottle.com/post/someones-building-a-tesla-model-s-shooting-brake-wagon/
Someone's Building A Tesla Model S 'Shooting Brake' Wagon
Nov 13, 2017 - A Model S P90D is undergoing a radical transformation at a
coachbuilders in Norfolk, all because of a dog... ... Someone's Building A
Tesla Model S 'Shooting Brake' Wagon. A Model S P90D is .... AeroWagen is:
“My S.O. told me I needed a station wagon for the family but I just want a
sports car.”



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https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/tesla-model-s-wagon-build-details-pictures-specs/
Brits are turning the Tesla Model S into a wagon, and one could be yours
Aug 14, 2017 - Tesla's family of electric cars is set to expand considerably
in the coming years. The company is working on a smaller crossover
positioned below the Model X, a pickup truck, and even a semi truck, but
it's not planning an expansion into the station wagon segment. A small
British firm is going where ...
https://icdn6.digitaltrends.com/image/tesla-s-wagon-model-640x0.jpg
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https://www.torquenews.com/1/what-tesla-model-s-owners-think-model-s-station-wagon
What Tesla Model S Owners Think of a Model S Station Wagon ...
Aug 12, 2017 - Station wagons are popular in Europe. I have seen them a lot
when traveling in Germany, France and Netherlands. However, do you picture a
station wagon when thinking about a Tesla? Moreover, do you think of a
station wagon when thinking of a Tesla Model S? Here are some thoughts from
current EV ...
https://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/styles/news/public/images/tesla_model_s_station_vagon.jpg
...
http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/13426/one-tesla-model-s-owner-wanted-a-wagon-so-badly-hes-having-one-made
One Tesla Model S Owner Wanted a Wagon So Badly He's Having One Made
August 11, 2017  Former Jaguar, Lotus, and McLaren engineers are hard at
work on a custom long roof Tesla. Wagons rule. Unfortunately, they were all
but replaced by the minivan, which itself has been all but ...
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Anyone Fancy A Tesla Model S Wagon Prototype? - Fully Charged ...
https://insideevs.com/latest-fully-charged-features-tesla-model-s-wagon-prototype-video/
Aug 2017  Interested in a Model S station wagon? Here is your chance! A
recent episode of Fully Charged News highlighted a British project
developing a Tesla Model S estate wagon – and not just for a one-off
project, but possibly a 25 unit production run, provided others are also
interested in such a thing. Tesla Model S estate (via ...
...
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/tesla-station-wagon
Tesla Station Wagon
May 9, 2015 - I really don't see the need for a Tesla station wagon with the
model X coming out although I would have squared off the back a bit more as
to not cramp the third row. My model S is replacing a Mercedes E class wagon
whose layout and load space are remarkabley similar. Both have a rear facing
seat for ...




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