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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