If you weren’t sure if you saw a new Tesla test car Model 3 in the water, be sure your eyes weren’t fooled. New Tesla was seen in deep water in China. Tesla test Model 3 was the part of the newest testing of Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai.
There is a lot of talk about whether or not a Tesla car can go through deep water, as it was not considered advisable. Those talks began a couple of years ago when Elon Musk, a Tesla CEO, said that Model S could be used as a boat in the water even though it is not recommended. He said this after Tesla Model S was seen driving in one flooded tunnel.
We all witnessed last year when Tesla car Model S had driving issues into the water when its bumpers broke off two vehicles in the heavy rain. After these problems in production models which are made in China at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai make some interesting flood-poof testing with these cars.
Tesla Gigafactory 3 Exclusive Video: MIC Tesla Model 3 under going testing driving over high water. @elonmusk Chinese Version is flood proof? Let us know what you think?#Tesla #TeslaChina #MIC #Model3 #GF3 #特斯拉 #中国 $TSLA pic.twitter.com/vx44fSwnLf
— Jay in Shanghai 🇨🇳 (@JayinShanghai) November 23, 2019
On the social network, you can find a video posted by Jay in Shanghai where you can see a new testing facility at Gigafactory 3 with Tesla cars. The most interesting part of the testing is the part where is Tesla driving into quite deep water. Jay in Shanghai even wrote that this means Tesla is making a ”flood-proof” version of the Model 3.
When you buy this car in the warranty document it is written that it does not cover damages from a flood or driving in deep water.
Besides all of these Tesla makers are trying to make its cars as hermetic as possible and safe driving into deep water. The truth is that all cars caught by floods have a problem, not just electric vehicles, in this case, Tesla cars.
You should watch the video and see is there any difference when it comes to model 3 made in China.
Tesla’s vehicle is still in the trial production at Gigafactory 3 in China, and the first models will come on the market by the end of the year.
We *def* don’t recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Thrust via wheel rotation.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2016