Video showcases extreme heat test of the Tesla Model Y and other EVs at over 120 degrees ↺
While some prospective buyers electric cars are mainly concerned about the possibly much shorter range per charge during the winter months, EV drivers in other regions have to deal with an entirely different type of potential temperature-related issues. That’s why Tesla has now provided an insight into how the Model Y and its other models are tested in an extreme heat scenario.
In a short but watch-worthy four-minute video on YouTube, engineers are discussing their comprehensive stress test procedure for the Model Y and other Tesla models in the desert of the United Arab Emirates. In the greater area around Dubai, ambient temperatures can sometimes exceed the 120 degrees Fahrenheit mark during the day, which is when the black test vehicles are apparently driven between 150 to 250 miles per day in order to examine their reliability and durability in these kind of conditions.
The electric cars also have to withstand high humidity of up to 90 percent as well as the occasional sandstorm. Most importantly, the battery cooling system of the Tesla Model Y and other EVs made by the American automaker is put through its paces, as are other drivetrain components as well as the air conditioning for the cabin. Even though the results of these heat tests may not be revenant for some Tesla owners in moderate climates, they show that modern battery-powered vehicles can certainly cope with extreme conditions in both directions.