you make a strong case.
Sorry I am not wearing by special Dick Tracy decoder glasses. What about splash guards......?
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Would be nice if there actually were original equipment splash guards available.
Just a guess, but perhaps splash guards, aka mud flaps, would affect range since after all, if it's catching mud, it is also catching wind/air.
I would prefer they catch a little air than mud all along the sides of my car. Worth the trade off. OPTIONAL accessory, not everyone has to install them.
Bigger wheels and tires also affect range but Tesla still sells them.
Tesla is very smart. I am sure they could fairly easily create some with minimal range effect.
There definitely seems that be a demand.
I am having to create my own from universal flaps. PITA. Last time I went through a muddy puddle, entire side of car got covered. I charge my car every day. Theoretical decrease in range not of concern. All my other cars have OEM flaps available as an accessory, ready to mount.
Here are some mud guards.https://s3xybodyguards.com
Hi Sparc - I tried to click on your link but it says that it is password protected? I may be interested. PITA to clean the dirt-grime kicked up by the road. Thanks!
I wish they Tesla 3 had splash guards installed. THe car would be lot cleaner then.
It looks like its working now
Here the better flaps for your Model 3 ;)
Thanks for your orders!
Tepeng 4 Pcs Front Rear Mud Flaps Splash Guards fender Mudguard for Tesla Model 3 2016-2019-2020 from Amazon, $19.99 perfect fit and feels very good quality...installed it last night and took me 15mins, drove it 30miles this morning, didn't affect my range at all..done deal!
In the Rabbit days, Volkswagen did some tunnel work with the supposed result that a roof rack could add 10% aero drag, and mud flaps (not the Spinal Tap sort) 5%.
This was back when we used to believe VW.