by Morton E. . Oct 26, 2023

Tesla's Yoke Steering Wheel: Just Plain Controversial Or Actually Valuable?

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Tesla's yoke steering wheel is a radical departure from traditional steering wheels, and it's been met with mixed reactions from drivers. It has since been retired as the default steering option for the Model S and Model X, but some Tesla owners say the yoke actually makes driving more fun — and maybe even safer.

Why it matters: Elon Musk is a big proponent of the steering yoke. Due to its design, it forces the driver to keep their hands on the 9 and 3 position, which is optimized for safety. The absence of a round steering wheel also improves visibility since the driver gets a full view of the road.

The yoke may look unnatural and controversial at first, but it has value. 

One example: Those who criticize the yoke should remember that Tesla set a Nurburgring lap record in a factory Tesla Model S Plaid with a yoke steering wheel. The Model S Plaid reached frighteningly fast speeds during the run, and the yoke arguably helped the driver see as much of the dangerous track as possible. 

Watch the video below. 

If the Model S Plaid can set a record on the Nurburgring with a steering yoke, then drivers can definitely operate their vehicle properly using a yoke. 

The downside: The yoke steering wheel is not without its drawbacks. Some drivers find it difficult to adjust to the yoke's unique design, and it can be a bit challenging to use for certain tasks like parallel parking unless you're used to it. Additionally, the yoke steering wheel is not available on all Tesla models.

Fortunately, we have a solution for that. And since it's the lead-up to Black Friday, we're starting our promotions early! Check out some of these items from our shop!

Hautopart Tesla Model 3/Y Yoke Steering Wheel in Carbon Fiber: This direct-fit replacement steering wheel features a sporty yoke design that provides a more direct connection to the road and makes driving more fun. It is made from high-quality carbon fiber, which is both lightweight and durable. It also features a comfortable grip and a luxurious look that will take your Tesla to the next level.

Hansshow Model 3/Y Yoke Steering Wheel (Inspired by Model X/S Yoke Style): This direct-fit replacement steering wheel features a yoke design that is inspired by the Model X and S, and it is made from high-quality materials that are sure to last. This is one of our best yoke steering systems, as each item is meticulously crafted to ensure that it is made with the best quality possible. 

Hansshow Model 3/Y Yoke Steering Wheel (Gen 2): This steering yoke doesn't just look good. It feels great to the touch as well, thanks to its kappa leather construction. Each item is handmade so you're sure that every yoke is created with the highest standards. They're also available in Tiffany Blue, Hermes Orange, and Bordeaux Red, giving your Tesla a very unique look. 

A final word: Don't forget to place the code "HMORTON" upon checkout. This should give you 20% off your entire order from our online store. Do take note that this code applies to orders that are worth $80 and up. 

Check out some fresh items from our Tesla shop here.  

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