[UPDATE] Video embedded above removed from YouTube. - The "yoke" steering wheel on the refreshed Tesla Model S/Model X is probably the most surprising and possibly the most controversial change applied by Tesla to its top of the line EVs.

Thanks to The Kilowatts (see tweets below), we can take a look at a new set of photos of the yoke steering wheel in a new Tesla Model S. The production version of the yoke looks really similar to the images:

2021 Tesla Model S

If you would ask us, we would say that maybe it's not a luxury looking steering wheel - like Lucid Motors pointed out - but it's interesting and futuristic.

As long as it will enable to turn the car at both high and low speeds (turning around) without a necessity to be round - through a non-linear progressive turning ratio - it might be fine. Tesla was the precursor of the large touchscreens in cars so why not start a new decade with a new innovation?

On the images we can also see the new dashboard screen and centre touchscreen, as well as the all-new rear touchscreen, but they were all turned off.


The photos show a button to fold down the rear seats and new big side cameras.