Recently there has been a lot of flooding in China and there are multiple videos and photos online showing just how bad it was. Drivers are taking to social media to post videos of Teslas making their way through flooded streets in China. One video on Twitter shows a Tesla powering through a flood zone that appears to have left other cars stranded. In the video, which has been widely circulated online, the murky floodwater laps at the car’s windshield. The Twitter user said the video was taken from a flooded highway in China.
Other videos that were posted on social media were recorded in Henan, a Chinese province that has been inundated with historic rainfall that has killed dozens of people. It is extremely dangerous for drivers to take cars through flooded zones, as the vehicles could become stranded or severely damaged. Most car insurance also does not cover driving through flooded areas. Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed in 2016 that the Model S can function as a sort of “boat” after a Tesla owner drove the model through a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan.