Cars don’t go swimming, nor do electrical appliances. With electric vehicles and petrol or diesel hybrids becoming more mainstream, sometimes there are concerns with their ability to weather difficult conditions. You’d be forgiven for wincing at the sight of a Tesla Model S attempting to traverse a flooded tunnel, however that’s exactly what the owner of this particular car in Kazakhstan did anyway.

The fully-electric sedan is seen in the video above, charging through with almost reckless abandon, with the water reaching up to the base of the windscreen at one point. The fact that the electric motors do not need an air intake, the main sore point for internal combustion engines when traversing through water, probably helped the Tesla’s case, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk added some other factors to the discussion.

“We [definitely] don’t recommend this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Thrust via wheel rotation,” Musk tweeted. In response to a query on whether the electrics are waterproof, he said that the drive units and battery are sealed.

So, with all the flash floods that have been happening in Malaysia recently, maybe we should all drive a Model S to avoid being stranded in them. Of course, that’s not actually possible at the moment, given that just 100 of these things will make their way into the country, and they’ll all be leased to government-linked companies (GLC) only.

GALLERY: Tesla Model S in Malaysia