WATCH: Tesla tests car in extreme heat

Woman driving Tesla car with hand on wheel

All car brands are always trying to improve their models with customer safety in mind. 

One way to improve a car is by testing it over and over again until something breaks so that the carmaker can correct the potential problem before any customer encounters it.

When testing, car brands like to camouflage their prototypes to keep any spies from leaking images of potential big releases. Prototype cars are often given rigorous testing under extreme cold weather conditions; however, the video below shows a new car being tested in extreme heat.

Published by Tesla on its official YouTube channel, the video demonstrates how the American EV maker’s field quality engineers tested the durability of the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y in the high temperatures of Dubai and the surrounding area. The area is known to reach over 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) during the summer.

If you thought that was hot enough, the humidity can also reach 80-90 percent, making it an unbearable combo for humans. On the other hand, cars need to be able to work as advertised while offering comfort inside. 

As pointed out by one of the engineers in the video, Tesla also conducts cold weather testing, similar to most automakers, by going to the north of Europe during the winter. Even if many customers will rarely (if ever) encounter such extreme conditions, if the car can cope on the icy roads of Norway and the scorching heat of the United Arab Emirates, then there should be no problems driving on a highway in California or a country road in Germany.

In related news, following the company’s groundbreaking ceremony for its lithium plant in Texas, the future Tesla Cybertruck underwent an impromptu mud test. It appears that the electric pickup briefly became stuck since it was not outfitted with adequate off-road tyres but rather some sort of all-season rubber.

1 thought on “WATCH: Tesla tests car in extreme heat”

  1. Policing Through

    I wonder how many over heated and caught fire. I am also quite perturbed that only now is Tesla conducting extreme heat testing. I also wonder how the batteries reacted to being fast charged in that heat.

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