Tesla's Controversial Steering Yoke Simply Obtained One other Strike In opposition to It

The present steering yoke — harking back to one thing from the Nineteen Eighties tv present “Knight Rider” — has been extremely polarizing amongst Tesla followers. Some homeowners love the yoke for its uniqueness and novelty issue, whereas others remark that it makes it tougher to maneuver, notably at low speeds. There is a comparable divide amongst racing drivers who pilot Teslas, with a round-wheeled Mannequin S Plaid dominating its class on the 2021 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, whereas one other Mannequin S Plaid set a file lap for manufacturing all-electric automobiles on Germany’s well-known Nurburgring observe utilizing a steering yoke.

In response to InsideEVs, Tesla is not but able to abandon its quirky steering wheel. It’s reportedly engaged on an up to date yoke design nearer to a mixture of the yoke and an everyday steering wheel, which can enchantment extra to the plenty. A steering wheel that meets that description (pictured above) was noticed on the upcoming Cybertruck at Tesla’s Investor Day occasion.

This newest change is just the latest in a relentless collection of tweaks to total pricing and choices availability throughout the Tesla lineup, to not point out the extremely anticipated redesign of the model’s staple, the Mannequin 3.