Are EVs safe to drive in floods?

Having driven through some epic puddles and sections of flooded roads over the last few months how do electric cars perform in these situations? Are the motors and connections fully waterproofed?

Asked on 9 March 2020 by Mark Worthington

Answered by Andrew Brady
Yes, the battery packs in electric cars are fully sealed so there's no risk of electrocution. If anything, it's probably safer to drive an EV through a flood as there's no danger of water getting into the engine or transmission. Elon Musk once claimed the Tesla Model S floats well enough to turn into a boat, but that's probably not advised...
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