Last week, while a local news reporter in South Dakota was reporting on the city’s dangerous flooding for the station KSFY, a white Tesla Model X came into view, blasting and making a dangerous crossing across the flooded road.
Unlike petrol/diesel powered cars, the all electric Tesla Model X, according to the clip, impressively makes it through the water without any issues. But the truth is — driving a car, whether battery or petrol/diesel powered, through floodwaters is never a good idea.
— Kamie Roesler (@KamieRoeslerTC) September 12, 2019
This is because, the driver has no idea of how deep a flooded road like this is, or the present condition of the road surface beneath the water.
This isn’t the first time a Tesla has been filmed cruising through water. Back in 2016, a footage of a Model S floating through a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan hit the internet
At the time, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, tweeted that he definitely did not recommend that drivers use their Teslas as boats.