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Model S Boating Dynamics

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by electrish, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. electrish

    electrish I Sing the Body Electric

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    Model S driven in a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan:



    All other cars, including a truck were stuck in the water, while the Model S still moved.
    Elon later confirmed on Twitter that the Model S will float for a short period of time and that thrust can be applied via wheel rotation!
     
  2. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    He also added the following:
    "Drive units and battery are sealed" Elon Musk on Twitter

    Which seems to contradict findings from some around here. Specifically the DU, which is said to have a breather hole atop the motor.
     

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