When a video emerged online of a Tesla Model S owner sailing past floundering road users who were caught in flood water, the Tesla CEO responded on Twitter saying: “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”. The viral video was shot by a Tesla driver in Kazakhstan showing a flooded underpass where several cars were stranded in rain water several feet deep. Despite being in an electric car, the driver was not dissuaded from ploughing straight into the water. They then proceeded to niftily navigate around stricken vehicles and out the other side on to dry road.