Franz Von Holzhausen, chief designer at Tesla, has come out with a partnership with Unplugged Performance and his new company. Unplugged Performance specialises in high-quality upgrades for Tesla’s and has come out with some incredibly well performing modifications, like this Tesla Model 3 that beat a Porsche 991 GT2 RS. Von Holzhausen has recently started a self-named company along with his wife, Vicki, selling vegan leather accessories.
The handmade interiors boast 33% lower carbon footprint than cow hides and the Von Holzhausen leather is 83% plant-based. The lightweight leather has been created with vehicles in mind to not compromise on performance and efficiency, coming in at just a third of the weight of conventional cow leather. The beautiful interiors have unique patterns and textures along with a metal plaque engraved with VH x UP and on top of that can be designed and tailored to you.
Starting at $29,995, the interior can be used in complete Unplugged Performance vehicles or any Tesla. Reservations are being taken now with the first deliveries scheduled for later this year and European deliveries are set for 2023.
Unplugged Performance made an announcement regarding the new collaboration, saying:
“Transitioning the world to sustainability is an important tenant of EV ownership and core to our philosophy. High-tech sustainable materials have been developed by the von Holzhausen team to usher in a new era of luxury without compromise. Von Holzhausen’s proprietary material science has led to the creation of Banbū Leather, a vegan leather that is buttery-soft like lambskin, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, water-resistant, lightweight, and made from the most renewable raw material on earth (yes, you guessed it – bamboo). Unplugged Performance is proud to partner with von Holzhausen to exclusively offer the ultimate guilt-free luxury interiors. A whole new Tesla experience awaits you for Tesla Model S, Model S, Model Y, or Model 3. Cybertruck and Roadster interiors will also be available through this exclusive collaboration program.”