Tesla puts vehicles through their paces in 122 degree heat in Dubai


Tesla has tested several of its vehicles, including a Plaid Model X, for extreme heat and durability. The tests took place in Dubai where temperatures reached over 120 degrees Fahrenheit this summer.

Tesla’s field-grade engineers traveled to Dubai during the hottest time of the year for extreme heat and durability testing, the company said on Instagram. Temperatures reached over 122 degrees Fahrenheit during testing.

Tesla shared several photos of its vehicles in Dubai, sand dunes and a camel posing with a Model 3. In one photo, an engineer was driving the Model X Plaid. Another photo showed an engineer posing with a goat and in another, dust could be seen flying as vehicles drove on the roads with sand on either side. You can see all the photos here.

The field tests felt like an adventure in the sand dunes and show how far Tesla is willing to go to ensure the performance and safety of its vehicles. Testing vehicles in extreme heat is not easy. This type of heat requires preparation for those who are not used to it.

Just to show some perspective I took a quick weather check which showed 92 degrees and 51% humidity. Although I’m pretty used to it here in Louisiana, it’s a typical daytime temperature for us. For Dubai, it was just after 9 p.m.

I suspect that the tests took place either in June or in July itself. In June, Dubai was actually make your own fake rain to beat the heat where temperatures have reached over 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Tesla puts vehicles through their paces in 122 degree heat in Dubai

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