It was 2021 when the guys at Tesla started reinventing a legendary piece of cars. This component is none other than the steering wheel, because at that time they started offering their Model S and Model They offer as an alternative to the norm to all their clients free of charge.. Something that just changed today.
So the Yoke steering wheel is now an option for all Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X. Global option that in the United States has a price of 1,000 dollars, the equivalent of about 930 euros at the current exchange rate. However, not thinking too much, the Californians also decided that in Spain betting on the type of Yoke steering wheel costs 1,000 euros.
Tesla is currently paying 1,000 euros for its Yoke steering wheel
This particular angular steering wheel has been criticized and praised in equal measure. But unlike those used in cars like the Lexus RZ, In the case of Teslas it is not connected to a ‘by wire’ steering system with a variable steering ratio. This means that it maintains the same number of turns between the locks as a Tesla equipped with a traditional steering wheel, which makes it uncomfortable and even dangerous to make quick maneuvers or corrections.
As it could not be otherwise, Elon Musk himself defended the teeth and nails of the Yoke-type steering wheel used in his vehicles, to the point that He stated that future Teslas will no longer have the traditional round steering wheel design. However, the California manufacturer had to back off, to the point where it had to offer two options to customers opting for a Model S or Modelo That zero-cost option now costs $250. (250 euros in Spain), while now it has increased to 1,000 dollars (1,000 euros here).
Its future models will offer a round steering wheel
Those who ordered their Tesla Model S or Tesla Model You can also adapt it to a round steering wheel, one of the traditional ones. Today, the Californian company pays 700 dollars (650 euros) for this conversion.
Although it is a steering wheel with a particular design and where the interior of this Tesla wins points, the truth is that it has no meaning for daily use, especially if it is not connected to a steering according to your needs, which will make the car more expensive. Final product. And those from California It looks like they’re not willing to incur that expense, as the updated Model 3 retains the traditional steering wheel. (It is true that it combines the buttons for the turn signals, eliminating the lever behind it), which will also inherit the future Model Y, not forgetting the Cybertruck, which also does not have a Yoke-type steering wheel.