Why the Crosswind and Tailwind components don’t correlate to crashes
A recent article by The New York Times suggests that there are many components in the car’s powertrain that do not work as expected.
According to the article, the three-cylinder engine’s power output may be limited by the crosswind component.
According the article:The new analysis was based on data from Tesla’s own tests.
The analysis found that the cross wind component is limited to 0.4% of the power output of the engine, and that the tailwind is also limited to 1.5% of that output.
So, the data suggests that the engine is able to get as much power as it needs from the cross winds, and the tail wind can only get as little power as the engine needs.
But the analysis also found that while the engine may not be able to deliver enough power from its crosswind, the tail-wind is more effective at delivering more power.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is expected to issue a final rule on this topic in June.