“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,” he tweeted about the Model S in 2016.
The latest tweet was met with a fair amount of skepticism on social media, with some pointing out that many cars, including the Volkswagen Beetle, can float for short periods of time, but eventually sink.
One notable response came from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, which torpedoed Musk’s tweet with one of its own that included a photo of a submerged car and said, “Our derelict vessel crews are begging you to understand that anything that “serves briefly as a boat” should not be used as a boat.”
“Announcement: to prepare for the inevitability of the Nintendo 64 floatie truck flotilla rendering us obsolete, we’re adding little wheels to our ferries. Landboat will be able to serve brief as a bus, so it can cross bridges, parking lots and highways that are not too congested,” the agency tweeted, referencing the design of the vehicle that has been likened to old video game graphics.
“Hurry, come ride before the Blade Runner Barge Armada puts us out of operation. Free rides next Wednesday!,” it added, promoting the previously planned California Clean Air Day on October 5.
source: Fox News