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I’m watching the news with flooded streets from the storms in the south, seeing people driving through flooded roads (3 or 4 inches of water)… What would happen with an ID.4 in a similar situation? Is there an electrical risk to the occupants, those who could be around the car? Will it short out? I assume it fails safe, but with ICEs we know it won’t kill you with the power source if it fails in high water.
 

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I've watched enough Rich Rebuilds battery disassembly videos to expect that generally speaking, the battery ought to be protected against being submerged, but water always finds the smallest openings. I think he's maybe 50/50 on his channel. So even if VW says theirs can survive a dunking, I wouldn't want to try it. Nobody is going to get electrocuted, I'm 100% confident of that, but you do risk eventual corrosion and ultimately battery failure depending on how much water sneaks in.
 
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