Tesla’s Model S can turn into a boat (kinda), Musk claims


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Tesla’s Model S can turn into a boat (kinda), Musk claims

 

Tesla CEO says electric car can float, for a little while at least

 

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In case you were ever wondering, Tesla Inc.’s Model S electric car will float, in a pinch, CEO Elon Musk said Sunday.

 

At least now we know the “S” does not stand for “sinks.”

 

In a series of tweets, the Tesla TSLA, +2.58%   co-founder said the “Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time,” and the rotating tires can provide thrust. As proof, Musk linked to a video showing a Model S swimming through a flooded underpass in Russia.  :laugh:

 

 

Musk did note, though, that turning your $70,000 car into a boat is not recommended.

 

 

A typical Model S is actually about 1,200 pounds heavier than a comparable luxury car, but its battery pack and drive units are sealed against the elements, Musk said.

Floating isn’t the only extreme condition Tesla has prepared for...

 

Continued...

 

 

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The Evil Overlord

I read the headline and had a Top Gear one liner pop up in my head

 

It's been towed so many times, it thinks it's a boat :p

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Arachno 1D
21 minutes ago, The Evil Overlord said:

It's been towed so many times, it thinks it's a boat :p

I think he means its that heavy it would make a good part of a boat ...........the anchor

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Torolol

Did the Simpson predict this one too with its Knightboat?

 

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kjordan2001

The new VW Beetle?

 

 

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