The aftermarket comes to the rescue.
Tesla loves to push the boundaries: whether it's how fast or far its cars can travel, or how much controversial crap its CEO can tweet, this culture of innovation bleeds into every nook and cranny of the Californian EV manufacturer's DNA, and especially into the design language of its cars. Tesla recently made headlines for its controversial yoke steering wheel which it fits to the Model S. While this oddly-shaped steering wheel has been declared safe in countries such as the Netherlands, the jury is still out in other parts of the world where Tesla sells its cars. Despite the legal implications, Tesla fans seem to love the design, and in the following video we get to see an aftermarket steering wheel being fitted to Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.
The steering wheel is designed and manufactured by Hansshow, an aftermarket parts supplier from China, and judging by the video, it looks like a quality piece of kit. The overall design appears to be a near-exact copy of the original Tesla design, but the choice of materials looks to be superior. The grip handles are covered in suede material, and the spokes feature real carbon-fiber inserts, unlike the plastic pieces featured on the OEM unit. The steering wheel uses a Model 3 or Model Y hub for a perfect fit.
Once fitted in the car, it offers great visibility but takes some getting used to. The owner also fitted a digital display in front of the steering wheel to mimic the dashboard setup of a Model S, and we have to admit, it looks like a factory setup. This is a cool upgrade, but it's not a cheap one: Hansshow will charge you between $1,099 and $1,259 depending on material options. It does look really cool, and completely transforms the look of the interior. Alas, if it performs like the real Yoke wheel, buyers might be changing it back before too long.