Submitted by PaulNF on April 4, 2014
Hi all, I'm trying to determine if a left foot accelerator will work in a Model X (or S). I have a right foot injury which requires each vehicle I drive to have a removable left foot accelerator to be installed.
The current solution I have is a floor mounted (bolted) accelerator although I'm doubting this is feasible with a Tesla due to the battery compartment being under the floor. Any salt or water penetrating this compartment could compromise the integrity of the battery.
There is a pedal solution that allows it to be mounted from above. But the mobility installation shop doesn't have any experience installing it into an electric car let alone a Tesla. Here is a link with additional description to that part:
I'm hoping someone has had experience with this type of situation or perhaps some engineers can comment on whether it's technically feasible?