Most of their offerings (like their downright superb CCI-- which is leaps and bounds better than Tesla's own) are innovative and class leading designs of quality that laid a foundation worthy of building a company on. I've written this review twice because I was so conflicted about the product. In the end, I think it is a viable offering and my high expectations were perhaps unreasonable at this price point. Moreover, its best selling point has been overlooked by EVannex... and I'm going to show it to you. However, there is no escaping the whiff of desperation. It's Christmas Eve and they're still shopping and hoping for a miracle find.
Adaptable Storage and Lighting Kit (ASLK) is a collection of pieces assembled to address a perceived problem: storing the charging adapters and lighting a very dark trunk. To solve this the ASLK uses a false trim panel to mount a plastic case and flashlight. Filling out the case are some accessory tools.
I happen to think that the value is there. It would take me a couple hours and a lot of messing around to make a panel of this unique shape and colored to match... and at my hourly rates, with my to-do list already long, the ASLK becomes a better choice and clearly EVannex hasn't priced it unreasonably. The real question then becomes, do you need/want it. That's a harder question to answer. When a heavy hitter comes up to bat you expect a home run from them and this-- as it is sold now-- is more of a bunt.
EVannex offers a modest product at a modest price. It is somewhat of a solution looking for a problem. With few proprietary parts, it lacks the flair we're used to but they've assembled a kit that works as advertised. Storage space loss is minimal but now mostly hidden, a side benefit for cars with jumpseats or without the parcel shelf. Finish quality keeps this from being something you'd give as a gift but it blends in nicely enough for personal use.
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This review originally appeared on Teslarati.com.