It is no more news that most electric cars have the ability to survive heavy floods and tidal waves because they come with less mechanical parts that can be affected by water. This is once again proven by a currently trending viral video that captured the moment when a Tesla electric car literally just drove off after being hit by a massive ocean wave in China. The video is getting so much attention because all other cars with internal combustion engines (ICE) could be seen stranded after the incident while the Tesla electric car just drove off as if nothing happened.
Tesla electric car outshines regular cars by smoothly driving off after being hit with a massive ocean wave
According to online media sources, this incident occurred recently along a popular Qiantang River close to the Hangzhou part of China. The incident has been recorded in a video which was recently uploaded on Weibo and then shared across multiple social media platforms. All the shared videos showed the moment when a huge tidal wave flooded quite a number of cars on the road including a Tesla electric car as well. However, what got many people talking is the fact that up to 7 regular cars got damaged in the process while the Tesla car just literally drove off as if nothing happened.
Caught on surveillance camera on Sept 20 in Hangzhou 🇨🇳: a Model 3 gets completely soaked as a result of unexpected powerful tidal wave. Yet it seems unscathed & able to drive away, leaving other ICE cars behind. This could be a great promo video for Tesla😂 @elonmusk @teslacn pic.twitter.com/1rdvRB2tm2— Ray4️⃣Tesla⚡️🚘☀️🔋 (@ray4tesla) September 21, 2020
Various Chinese local media sources say that the EV seen in the viral video is a Tesla Model 3 sedan while other social media users claim that it looks more like a Tesla Model S. Nonetheless, the most important take away from the incident is just the amazing ability of electric cars to shrug off huge flood and tidal waves. This simply gives more reasons to believe that electric vehicles will absolutely phase out ICE cars in the near future.