Tesla plows through floodwater in central Taiwan, leaving fossil-fuel cars in its wake

Two cars broke down, but a Tesla was seen plowing past them in floodwater that surged over the hood of the electric vehicle, after instantaneous heavy rain flooded a highway near the Zhushan Interchange in Nantou County yesterday, July 23.

Zhushan police said that drainage at the 227 kilometer mark on Provincial Highway 3 was insufficient to cope with the sudden heavy downpour from a storm that hit the area at around 4:00 pm. Two cars, including a Mercedes Benz carrying a family of five, broke down as they attempted to drive through the section of knee-deep floodwater.

But before police had time to close the road to traffic, a white Tesla was seen effortlessly plowing through the muddy water, passing the broken-down, black Mercedes Benz.

While electric vehicles can more easily drive through water than cars powered by internal combustion engines, the practice is not actually recommended.

Elon Musk once retweeted a video of a Tesla driving with floodwater, captioning it “The Car Aquatic.”

However, EV experts say that just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should.

Tesla seen driving through flood water in central Taiwan
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