The Tesla Model S proves it can also work as a submarine. In Russia, of course!

The Tesla Model S has already proven electric cars can be fun. And sophisticated. And trendy. But there was something no one ever asked it to prove: if it could work as a submarine. But one of its owners has decided to test it in a flooded tunnel. In Russia, where else?

Check how impressive it is when the car noses into the water. The video gives us the impression the wheels have lost any touch with the ground. When it sinks back, the car gets out of the water.

Besides being extremely curious to watch, this video probably shows one of the main advantages of having an electric car instead of a combustion engine machine: no risk of hydrolock. Even if you should have to pray for rust-free electric connectors and for an absurdly good insulation, so that no water invades the interior of the car or one of the two trunks of the Model S.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.