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Testing the Limits: Tesla Engineers Push Vehicle Durability to Extreme Heat in Dubai

Testing the Limits: Tesla Engineers Push Vehicle Durability to Extreme Heat in Dubai

Tesla is known for its cutting-edge electric vehicles, but the true test of a vehicle's durability is its ability to withstand extreme conditions. I have heard many good stories about Tesla durability, but now Tesla engineers give us a first-hand look at how they test the durability of the Model Y, Model 3, S and X in extreme weather conditions.

To ensure that their vehicles can operate in any environment, Tesla engineers conduct rigorous testing in the most challenging climates worldwide. One such testing location is in Dubai, UAE, where the temperature can reach up to 51 degrees Celsius during the hottest months of the year.

The Tesla service center in Dubai is a hub for field testing, where engineers conduct hot weather-related tests, mileage accumulation, and product launch testing. The climate in this region is unique and poses specific challenges for electric vehicles. Therefore, Tesla engineers run numerous tests to ensure that the vehicles can withstand extreme conditions such as hot weather and are safe to use in all conditions.

It looks like Tesla keeps testing its vehicle durability constantly, as they did the same in Dubai last year as well.

The Tesla team collaborates with the field quality engineering team from Berlin to test the Model Y and a US Model X plaid. To ensure that the vehicles are ready to hit the market, the engineers test the vehicles' ability to cool with the battery and drive units and keep the passengers cool in the extreme heat. They use all the features of the car, such as AC, cabin overheat protection, and charging at superchargers, to ensure that the vehicles are operating optimally.

The testing conditions in Dubai are intense, with sandstorms, dust storms, and high humidity levels of up to 90%. The heat can be particularly challenging for electric vehicles because they need to cool the battery, drive units, and passengers simultaneously. The engineers charge the car numerous times during testing to ensure that the battery is operating correctly, and the AC is keeping the passengers cool.

The engineers use black cars during testing because they absorb more heat, making them more susceptible to damage. This approach allows them to find any potential issues that could impact the customer, from bumper to bumper. By testing the cars in the harshest conditions, the Tesla team can ensure that the vehicles are capable of withstanding extreme conditions and are safe for customers to use.

Tesla vehicles are known for their durability, with the company's cars being designed to last for years. The vehicles are built with robust materials that can withstand harsh weather conditions and are equipped with advanced features that keep the driver and passengers safe. The batteries are designed to operate optimally, even in extreme heat, and the drive units are built to withstand high amounts of stress.

As you can see from the experience of this video Tesla engineers in Dubai push the limits of their vehicles' durability by testing them in extreme heat and harsh conditions. They collaborate with teams from all over the world to ensure that Tesla vehicles are safe, reliable, and capable of withstanding any environment. The testing process is essential to ensure that Tesla vehicles are built to last and provide a superior driving experience to customers.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.

Reference: Tesla Youtube.