Tesla Model S, AXA's crash tests are completely fake

Tesla Model S, AXA's crash tests are completely fake

Tesla Model S

In the last few hours, short clips from an event of the insurance company AXA have circulated on the net: the event, focused entirely on the organization of crash tests, was intended to demonstrate how electric cars cause more damage in the event of an accident compared to those with an internal combustion engine, and the protagonist of the clips is an "old" Tesla Model S with about 6 years of life.

Despite AXA's attempt to pass this event off as a crash seriously organized test, in a few hours many noticed the discrepancies between what was communicated and what was shown on the video, forcing the hand to AXA which then issued a statement in which it admitted that the tests carried out were completely fake and planned at the table, so much so that the demonstration car was not even equipped with a battery during testing.

"A demonstration of a fire caused by a battery would have been too dangerous for the guests present, which is why we decided to remove the battery from the car." a spokesperson for AXA told the German newspaper 24auto.de

| ); } The fire, according to what was stated following the event, would have been activated manually once the planned crash test sequence was completed, using - obviously - fossil fuels. The acceleration in the video where the car is seen jumping and overturning was instead made possible thanks to a cable pulled by another Tesla, which allowed the yellow Model S to launch at full speed before mysteriously catching fire. >
The intent of this event was to promote a recent AXA report that electric cars would cause 50% more damage to themselves in the event of an accident than a classic combustion engine car.

Tesla’s Model 3 And Y Could Lose Their Steering Wheel Stalks Like Model S

Those buying a 2023 model year Tesla Model 3 or Model Y could find that their vehicles are lacking in two basic controls — the stalks that are normally attached to the side of the steering wheel are expected to be removed.

According to information from one Twitter user said to be in contact with Tesla’s supply chain, notateslapp.com reports that the Model 3 and Model Y will lose the stalks in favor of the same touch-based controls that are used on the Model S.

That means that controls like choosing Park and Drive as well as flashing high beams will be moved to the steering wheel.

In a Model 3 or Model Y, the left stalk is mainly used for the vehicle’s turn signals, but it can also be used to activate or flash the car’s high beams. The button at the end of the stalk brings up the windshield wiper controls and wipes the windshield a single time.

Other controls, like gear selection, will move to the car’s touchscreen display instead. There is no suggestion that the Model 3 and Model Y will get the infamous yoke, though. That’s designed to give Model S drivers a better view of the cockpit display, something those other vehicles don’t have.

The move away from stalks was already a controversial one among Model S buyers and it’s sure to be a similar case with the upcoming switch on the Model 3 and Model Y, too.

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