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So your saying a fisker can't drive through water? How high was the water? Whats the cost to repair you think?
I can only guess that we are talking about fairly deep standing water, not just your average post-rain puddle. I have driven through plenty of heavy rainstorms and splashed through a lot of puddles with no adverse effects. It's generally a bad idea to attempt going through water more than a couple of inches deep in any vehicle since cars tend to float in water and can be swept downstream very easily once the tires lose contact with the road, which could happen in just a few inches of water. The damage to EV components is just the poisoned cherry on top of a sh!t sundae in this situation.
 

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I can only guess that we are talking about fairly deep standing water, not just your average post-rain puddle. I have driven through plenty of heavy rainstorms and splashed through a lot of puddles with no adverse effects. It's generally a bad idea to attempt going through water more than a couple of inches deep in any vehicle since cars tend to float in water and can be swept downstream very easily once the tires lose contact with the road, which could happen in just a few inches of water. The damage to EV components is just the poisoned cherry on top of a sh!t sundae in this situation.
Car needs a new ICE which is prob $10k minimum. Generator clutch and likely generator. Also has bad HV battery. Cost to repair will add up real quick. One of our clients' cars was parked where flash floodwater came up to rocker panels, submerged back half of battery and it shorted internally as water got in after long enough time. I built a battery for it but cost of assembling a battery with new components and figuring out what was still useable ended up over $20k just for that.
None of this figures what else got wet and damaged that you wont find out til later. Then you're left with a car with a salvage title and bad carfax forever which kills the resale value. I've seen too many people get burned on flood/auction cars that regretted it. just sayin.
 

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Car needs a new ICE which is prob $10k minimum. Generator clutch and likely generator. Also has bad HV battery. Cost to repair will add up real quick. One of our clients' cars was parked where flash floodwater came up to rocker panels, submerged back half of battery and it shorted internally as water got in after long enough time. I built a battery for it but cost of assembling a battery with new components and figuring out what was still useable ended up over $20k just for that.
None of this figures what else got wet and damaged that you wont find out til later. Then you're left with a car with a salvage title and bad carfax forever which kills the resale value. I've seen too many people get burned on flood/auction cars that regretted it. just sayin.
That's enough for me to lose interest...
 
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