The company tested Model Y, Model X and Model 3 vehicles against summer weather conditions in the United Arab Emirates, to study how its range of electric cars performed in a hot and arid climate.
Hikers in the nearby desert of Dubai may have spotted some unusual tracks in recent days. It was about Tesla electric vehiclesbrought by the company’s quality engineers into the field for “extreme heat and resistance tests” at temperatures of 50ºC.
At the center of the engineers’ intention, the performance of the new heat pump, introduced in the Model Y last year, which apparently did not perform as expected in freezing climates. Note that the tests carried out in cold weather are in Alaska.
Extreme and varied conditions
If the results have not yet been published, we can however highlight the diversity of land offered by the Dubai landscape, between sand, mountains, and rocky roads. Because to test the durability of a car, you have to push it to its limits – whether in terms of temperatures, flooring, or road trajectories – to assess its handling and suggest potential improvements.