Why We Upgraded the Tesla Model 3 Undertrays As Our First EV Products
February 25, 20222 min read
Best known for their cutting-edge battery technology and electric powertrain, Tesla’s all-electric vehicles have come to establish themselves as the leading company in today’s competitive EV market. In 2021, Tesla sold just under one million of their vehicles with over 900,000 of them being Model 3 and Model Y sales. The electric vehicle market is still fairly new to the automotive world as the number of aftermarket products are still developing.
Deficits in the stock undertray As Tesla works to offer a larger range of vehicles, both efficiency and reliability also continue to improve. One thing that we’ve seen change are the fabric based undertrays from early models of the Model 3 and Model Y. Oftentimes, water and debris from driving through different road conditions leave rips and large cavities under the car. This becomes especially dangerous as the electric motor, high voltage cables, and coolant lines sit right above the shield. These trays were eventually upgraded to plastic injection molded pieces as many drivers reported damage to their soft covers and undercarriage, resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. However, these covers can be damaged as they are still just made of plastic.
For those who take advantage of camp mode in their Teslas, wrecking an undertray during your trip off road is an even bigger concern. Who would want to venture away from the city with the worry of not making it back in one piece, especially with the car’s lifeline sitting in a vulnerable part of the chassis. Seeing the need for products that provide protection against rubbish on the highways and obstacles on the trails, we decided to step into the EV world and create the solution to a problem that has left a number of Tesla owners in distress.
What was our solution to the problem? After much researching, prototyping and testing, our team finalized the front and rear skid plate designs to replace the stock trays for the Tesla Model 3 and Y. These plates directly bolt onto and sit flush under the vehicle to maintain aerodynamic integrity. Both front and rear sections are cut from a single sheet of 1/8" 5052-grade aluminum and held in place by stainless steel hardware. This provides you with a rigid, weatherproof shield that can endure tough road conditions. Detailed written instructions as well as a full instruction video are available to guide you through our step-by-step installation. Rated with a 1/5 installation difficulty, this product takes approximately 25 minutes for each plate or 1 hour for both to complete.
Our very first EV products have launched for you to enjoy no matter where you go or how you get there. Buy each piece individually or get our complete kit and get just what you need for the right protection.
Fits the Following Vehicles: 2018-2022 Tesla Model 3 2020-2022 Tesla Model Y
Back for our first year since 2019, we sought out the latest projects that the ever innovative aftermarket automotive industry brought to share at the 2022 Las Vegas SEMA Show. From off-road customs and performance builds to EV conversions, this trade convention was a sight to see.