If you have been hoping for a car that turns into another mode of transportation, the Tesla Model S car can temporarily turn into a boat.
Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, recently posted a video and a tweet that the Tesla car can float and turn into a boat because the tires on the car can provide a thrust on water, according to The Verge.
The video of the floating car went viral after a Tesla Model S car was seen “swimming” past a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan.
Musk did mention a disclaimer on Twitter that submerging the vehicle underwater is something the company “definitely doesn’t recommend” to its customers.
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
The car’s cockpit and battery pack are water resistant, but it is unknown whether submerging the car underwater is acceptable under warranty, Vanity Fair reported.
It’s unique that a car can turn in a boat for a short amount of time, but it does not seem like a safe idea for Tesla Model S car owners to experiment with.
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