Tesla puts the Model X and Model Y through hot weather testing in the UAE

Tesla has shared footage of the Model X SUV and Model Y crossover being put through their paces during extreme weather testing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The footage shows both electric vehicles being tested outside of Dubai to ensure they are not adversely affected by heat and other environmental stresses.

A NotATEslaApp The report explains why the UAE was specifically chosen for this test.

The Tesla team chose the UAE for its unique, consistently hot climate, which provides an excellent environment to test the car’s performance in extreme heat. The initial focus was on mileage collection, hot weather-related testing and product launch testing.

Similar tests are often carried out in colder countries such as Norway to ensure that cold weather does not pose a problem – something particularly important for electric cars whose batteries can be affected by extreme cold.

During testing in the UAE, Tesla drove between 250 and 400 kilometers per day. The supercharger was used while the air conditioner and cabin overheating protection would also be emphasized. While charging, for example, keeping the car cool while stationary and in extreme heat isn’t the easiest task – and something that’s sure to highlight problems if any are found.

“The climate in the UAE poses unique challenges for vehicles, with temperatures rising to 51 degrees Celsius and humidity reaching 80-90%.” Report notes.

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