Driving a automobile by deep water is rarely a good suggestion, except maybe it’s an off-roader with huge mud terrain tires, plenty of floor clearance and a snorkel. Regardless of this, individuals around the globe incessantly check their luck in flood waters, generally with dire penalties.
These specific movies had been not too long ago filmed in Shanghai, China and present a white Tesla Mannequin three being pushed by flood waters with seemingly little or no fuss.
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Within the first clip, the electric sedan seems to drive right into a parking zone and within the course of, drives down a small slope and has its complete entrance finish coated by water. It’s a actually weird sight, but regardless of the apparent dangers of driving a automobile in such circumstances, the Tesla goes on, seemingly and not using a fear on this planet.
Folks cheering within the background:
“A Tesla, ha!” pic.twitter.com/YsuJtefxWx
— 特拉风🇨🇳T☰SLA mania (@Tesla__Mania) August 5, 2020
Had this been a standard inside combustion engine automobile, it could have, in all chance, hydrolocked and suffered intensive harm. On the floor, the Tesla appears effective however that doesn’t imply that every thing is peachy. It’s additionally totally attainable that some water discovered its means into the cabin in the course of the Model 3’s water escapades.
Again in 2016, Elon Musk famously tweeted that the “Mannequin S floats nicely sufficient to show it into a ship for brief intervals of time,” including it will get “thrust through wheel rotation.” Within the years since, we’ve seen fairly a number of movies of Teslas being pushed in flood waters and, whereas the EVs could possibly survive, that doesn’t imply doing this can be a good concept.
— 唐嫣 (@TiffanyTang999) July 30, 2020
We *def* do not really useful this, however Mannequin S floats nicely sufficient to show it into a ship for brief intervals of time. Thrust through wheel rotation.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2016