Tesla wants us to watch as it tests its cars in the extreme heat of Dubai. Something that other brands have been doing for centuries

It is nothing new that brands, from time to time, tell us that they have been carrying out tests with their cars in inhospitable environments. In fact, many take advantage of the summer precisely to check how well the machines tolerate extreme heat.

but let him do it Tesla, a firm that does not usually make its tests public, is at least curious. And on top of that they have done it posing proudly through his Instagram on the burning sands of Dubai.

Under a hellish sun and ‘dressed’ in black

That pose of the caravan of black cars (a color that does not precisely help dissipate heat) makes it difficult to discern the real importance of these tests. But the North American firm must be up to something, since there are all who are: Model Y, Model 3 and surprisingly also the veteran Model S and X.

Such deployment, as Tesla points out in his post, has traveled the roads of the Arab emirate under temperatures that have reached 50º C. A harsh scenario that leads us to suspect that a future update aimed at improving the response of its models in these conditions could be coming.

Of course, as we said at the beginning, despite all the pomp and embellishment lavished by Tesla, testing the technical limits of a car in the hottest places on the planet it’s nothing revolutionary ‘per se’.

Tesla Dubai

Practically every brand has ever done it and, without going too far or leaving electric cars, BMW (for example) did it some time ago in the Kalahari desert (South Africa) with the iNEXT concept, from which the current iX SUV emerged.

And it is that extreme temperatures are the worst enemy of an electric vehicle since excessive heat can generate dangerous overheating in its motors, forcing the system to reduce the available power to avoid overheating or even fires.

Likewise, lithium-ion batteries, under these conditions, are far from their ideal temperature range, which is usually between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius. Therefore, if said battery does not have an adequate cooling systemthe heat will affect the condition of its components, reducing the real autonomy and accelerating its deterioration.

Be that as it may, there remains the doubt that leaves us debating whether this Tesla ‘macrotest’ has been as hard as they paint it or if, on the contrary, it has been rather a business trip with a setting as exotic as only the Middle East can be. We will have to wait to see if this ‘adventure’ will have an effect on Fremont products.

Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.

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