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Tesla Model S and Model X bring back steering wheel option

Tesla Model S and Model X customers can re-order a conventional steering wheel in place of Tesla’s unorthodox steering yoke.

The steering wheel now appears as a free option alongside the yoke in Tesla’s online configurator. Listed in the “Interior” section, customers can also choose the color of the upholstery.

York coming in 2021 Part of the refresh of the Model S and Model X also saw a switch to a horizontal center touchscreen like the Model 3, and the introduction of the Plaid performance variant.

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

It was initially unclear if Tesla was seriously planning to ship a car with an airplane-style steering gear, but the first yoke-equipped car was delivered to a customer in June 2021. . with awkward steering.

With a 1,020-horsepower, three-motor powertrain like the Model S Plaid that can go from 0 to 100 mph in under 2.0 seconds, you don’t want to feel awkward in a car like the Model S Plaid.

Despite its shortcomings, other automakers have jumped on the York bandwagon.

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

BMW is Yoke handle patent The design, which incorporates folding grips, frees up more space, BMW says in its patent application. However, the automaker has not discussed plans to use this yoke in production vehicles.

Lexus has really taken that leap and added a yoke to the RZ 450e electric crossover. However, unlike other York applications, the Lexus version is steer-by-wire system, which I found to work quite well. However, the yoke and steer-by-wire system have not been confirmed for the U.S. The RZ 450e launches here as his 2023 model year, but with a conventional steering wheel. Tesla Model S and Model X bring back steering wheel option

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