Being a pioneer is never easy, and although in many cases it can put you in a privileged position, in many other cases it presents pitfalls and mistakes from which you have to learn. This is what happened to Tesla recently, with one of its riskiest proposals in recent memory: an element that used to be provided free of charge and that now charges a thousand euros.
We are talking about what is already known as the “Yoke” steering wheel or “Yoke” type that was integrated into the Tesla Model S in the 2021 update, which initially caused equal amounts of anger and skepticism but soon became the target of severe criticism.
There were many who complained about it after trying it out. The new format does not flatten the file steering Although the upper part was not directly omitted, it turned out that the ergonomics left a lot to be desired.
Many videos came to light of users performing maneuvers where it became clear that this was the opposite of practical, especially when having to park, where it was particularly tedious to make many turns on the steering wheel. with the yoke.
make it worse, Tesla She was so sure of her new invention that she offered only that Model S with the new steering wheel, without even giving the customer the opportunity to choose the traditional one as an extra. Given this situation, it didn’t take long for other brands to enter the market, releasing conversion kits to attach a top, and their use was more conventional.
The prices of the “invention” varied depending on the company, but options were sold for up to 3,000 euros.
The American company recognized the situation and decided to take action on the matter by announcing that its electric car would again be available with an optional round steering wheel, with the Yoke steering wheel being the standard format.
However, the popularity of this model is so low that Tesla finally decided to completely reverse the situation and replace the traditional steering wheel with the standard steering wheel and remodel the steering wheel along the way yoke in extra only for those who really want it, because you have to Pay 1,000 euros to reach him.