This is what a Tesla without hub caps looks like

This is what a Tesla without hub caps looks like

When buying a new car, the small details often make a big difference. With Tesla, there's a unique feature that many buyers only notice after the purchase. As we previously mentioned in our Tesla Buyers Guide, the online configurator typically doesn't show the standard wheel but only the hubcaps. But what does a Tesla without hub caps look like?

The aerodynamic standard wheels of Tesla

The standard wheels from Tesla offer the maximum range. They are designed to make the vehicle even more efficient. For instance, the 19-inch wheels on the Model Y provide about 25 km more range than the 20-inch variant.

In the configurator, for the Tesla Model Y and 3, it doesn't show the standard wheels, but hubcaps on those wheels. If you take off these hubcaps, the wheels look completely different. We'll show you what they look like now.

Tesla Model Y without hubcaps

The Model Y, Tesla's response to the growing demand for SUVs, shares many features with the Model 3. This vehicle also has aerodynamic hubcaps on the standard wheels. These aren't just for decoration, but serve a clear purpose to maximize the vehicle's efficiency.

When you remove the hubcap from the Model Y, the standard silver wheel becomes visible. And this is what a Tesla Model Y without hubcaps looks like:

Tesla Model Y without hubcaps

Tesla Model 3 without hubcaps

By default, the Model 3 also comes with a special hubcap designed to provide the vehicle with optimized aerodynamics and greater maximum range.

However, when this hubcap is removed, the Model 3 reveals a classically designed standard wheel in a dark silver or gunmetal tone. This wheel seamlessly blends into the overall vehicle design and offers an alternative for those who prefer a simpler look.

This is what the Tesla Model 3 (2021-2023) without hubcaps looks like:

Tesla Model 3 without hubcaps

2024 Tesla Model 3 Highland without hubcaps

Now that the new Tesla Model 3 Highland has just been introduced, it's naturally intriguing to see what new wheels are hidden beneath the hubcaps. Here's what the new 2024 Tesla Model 3 Highland looks like without hubcaps:

Tesla Model 3 without hubcaps


Teslas are known for their cutting-edge technology and impressive design. Beneath the specially designed, aerodynamic hubcaps that enhance range, there's an equally impressive standard wheel. If the original Tesla hubcaps aren't to your taste, you can easily remove them.

Of course, design is subjective. But the beauty is that Tesla gives its customers the option to choose between the efficient hubcap design and the stylish standard wheel. And if you're looking for unique options, offers various hubcap alternatives that make your Tesla look especially beautiful.

Tesla Outfitter Hubcaps

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