If you see a flooded tunnel that is full of stuck cars, driving into it is generally a bad idea. However, this Tesla Model S driver in Kazakhstan ignored that advice and simply drove his EV around the stricken cars. The feat would have been impossible to believe if the guy hadn’t filmed the stunt and posted the clip online.
Electricity and water don’t usually mix well, but there are no adverse effects to the Tesla over the course of this clip. The driver appears briefly to contemplate reversing out of the wet predicament. Eventually, he decides that forward is the only way out and drives out of the flood. Setting the short maritime voyage to Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz is an inspired musical choice, too.
Tesla boss Elon Musk saw the clip and responded to it online. In an answer to a reply, he said the company seals the batteries and electric motors. It appears that protection lasts at least long enough for a brief submersion in water.
Someday you might be able to take one of Musk's cars completely underwater. Since buying the submersible Lotus Esprit from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me, the entrepreneur has toyed with the idea of creating his own. After watching this video, Musk tweeted that the idea remained "a side project."