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Yoke Steering Wheel?

I have a new MX Long Range ordered. The one new feature I don't like at all is the yoke steering wheel. In the order agreement it's listed as an included option. Here and there, I've seen hints one can get a traditional steering wheel. Where? How? I played like I was ordering another MX and did not see a button/option to go with a traditional steering wheel. So, other than pestering your delivery specialist, how does one get a MX with a wheel instead of the yoke?

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  • The recent articles with the MS with photos of the car in Ohio have mentioned it would be an option.

    I'd have to believe if it is optional, given peoples strong opinions on it, they will contact you prior to production.

    There is no where on the Tesla site, as of now, to choose the option.

    Personally, I love the Yoke steering wheel and can't wait to get my hands on it.
  • > @aTz said:

    > Personally, I love the Yoke steering wheel and can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Literally
  • So with the yoke, what are the turning degrees? Does it turn 90 degrees left & 90 to the right? or does it literally turn upside down in a full turn? Sounds awkward. Anyone actually handled one?
  • @BobbyY - Good question, but no one knows yet. The current steering wheel can turn about 400 degrees. On the freeway, you'd rarely go more than 5 degrees. I wrote up a detailed analysis of the new steering wheel here:
    https://teslatap.com/revolutionary-steering-wheel/
  • I don’t think the steering ratio will be any different with the yoke, but maybe it will. It would certainly help folks get used to it if they did change the ratios for the yoke, I think.

    Personally, I am really excited for the yoke!
  • I should add I do think the yoke will be an option. Tesla doesn’t want to lose buyers who “just” want the wheel.
  • Tesla has always had more orders than production capacity, so in the last 4 years, they offer even fewer options to make production more efficient. Unless the yoke is not allowed, I don't see a round steering wheel in the future or Tesla offering any steering wheel options.

    While Tesla's design choices are not always perfect, I'd say they hit the mark far more often, delivering a better solution that at first glance seems counterintuitive. After a short while with some new Tesla design, you wonder why other automakers hadn't done it first. Other automakers just produce the same old stuff year after year, perhaps with a color change. Rarely any innovation unless someone like Tesla shows them how to do it.
  • I thought the steering wheels were vegan?
  • > @lilbean said:
    > I thought the steering wheels were vegan?

    Pescatarian I think
  • Ah!😂
  • I wonder if the driver facing screen is also touch sensitive to allow for example the zooming in/out and rotation of the view of the car and its environment like we can do with the Model 3 and Y. The Yoke steering wheel would make that easier than the full round wheel.
  • @"TeslaTap.com" If they were not going to offer the wheel as an option, why have virtually all of the mules (except one that we have seen) had full wheels?

    I want the yoke, but I think Tesla is most likely to offer only the full wheel or a choice, but not yoke only.
  • > @elguapo said:
    > @"TeslaTap.com" If they were not going to offer the wheel as an option, why have virtually all of the mules (except one that we have seen) had full wheels?
    >
    > I want the yoke, but I think Tesla is most likely to offer only the full wheel or a choice, but not yoke only.

    I agree. Very unlikely it’s yoke only
  • @elguapo - It's common on pre-production prototypes to not have it fitted out 100%. It could be a part of the new steering wheel is not in production yet, or a late design change has held off making more than a few of the yoke steering wheels. I don't have the link, but another S with the Yoke was spotted in the wild a few days ago.

    Hey, I could be entirely wrong, and the circular steering might be an option. In the past, this close to production, such options would be listed on the order page. That's one reason why I don't expect there will be a circular steering option. Fun to speculate in either case!
  • production-constraint is a longstanding sales-inducing myth at Tesla - simply untrue. You could always take quick delivery of a Tesla except during production ramp-up - and even then in many cases. I have ordered and received delivery of three Teslas, all within six weeks, including a low-VIN 2013 S-85 (#2609) and one of the first P85D's ever delivered (12/27/14), all delivered quicker than cars we've factory ordered for delivery in Europe.
  • I didn’t think there was any myth about this @Pungoteague_Dave. That is, new or refreshed models have a legitimate wait. Typically, more expensive config a get delivered first. My X P90D was delivered in 3/16. Otherwise, as you said, once ramped, there’s not really much of a wait.
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