Video of Tesla Model 3 driving through a flooded road gets 1.2 million views – Video: @Teslaconomics/X
Whenever the rainy season arrives, many videos of electric cars, especially Tesla cars, running in flooded areas are shared online. Typically, videos will be shared with “view-baiting” content such as ‘Electric cars don’t mind water’, ‘It’s delicious to drive through flooded roads’…
The latest clip about the incident comes from China, showing a white Tesla Model 3 driving through a road so heavily flooded that water even went above the nose of the car. If it were a gasoline car, water would be drawn through the grille and directly into the engine.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk once claimed that the Model S could float for a short time. Last year, they confirmed that the Cybertruck could go through rivers, lakes or even small sea waves.
theo carscoopsThese are statements that may lead electric vehicle owners to think that they can drive on heavily flooded roads without any problems.
The Tesla Model 3 in the video is fully capable of reaching its destination successfully. But we cannot rule out the possibility of dirty water entering vital mechanical parts, which could potentially damage the car after a period of use.
In April, an X (Twitter) user named Jason Hughes revealed that a Tesla owner had brought his car to him for repairs. Customers said they only walked through the water for a few seconds. After a few days, the car won’t start. Through inspection, Hughes discovered that water had entered the battery pack and had begun to rust.
“Tesla is not a boat,” warned Jason Hughes, owner of a company specializing in Tesla spare parts and repair and maintenance.
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