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Elon Musk Says Tesla Model S Can Move Through Water Like A Boat

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the Model S can float through water.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the Model S can float through water.

If you've long dreamed of driving the Batmobile, you could probably do worse than trying Tesla's Model S.

The company touts the electric car's "bio-weapon defense mode" and autopilot feature, but there's another, unadvertised capability that might catch your eye: The Model S can apparently double as a boat.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, said so in a tweet on Sunday:

He even clarified to a concerned tweeter that the car's components are carefully tucked away to avoid water damage:

Musk's tweet was in response to an article on Electrek about a Model S owner who navigated the Transformer car through a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan. 

For what it's worth, it's not safe to drive any car through water -- though electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Roadster have done so before:

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