You’ll be pleased to know that I took the Leaf along a road approx. 80m in length, through at least 2 ft. of water the other day (it’s a well-known local area with fords at each end).
Unbeknownst to me, a Land rover tried the day before and didn’t make it (see link)!
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I know that it was at least 2ft (possibly 3ft as the story suggests) as there was no visible splash of water being thrown from the wheels as they turned. This means they must have been fully submerged. (16 inch alloys with a profile of 4inches X 2 – making 2 ft. altogether??)
Absolutely bone dry when I came out the other end. I had to go through another pool about a minute later (about 20m long), and this time, I could see plenty of muddy water being thrown up through the air, so this was not as deep.
I was driving against the flow which was moving at about 0.5 to 1m per second.
The amber warning triangle flashed a couple of times (probably because of the extra effort in travelling through), and the traction control light flashed intermittently. I put that down to small debris that sits on the base of the road after deep flooding. There was also an amount of buffeting that I could feel trying to ‘lift’ the front of the vehicle.
What a great piece of engineering!
I had to find out, as some of the main country roads around here can get like this, and there may not be the option of a long detour if I’ve forgotten to charge up!.
I can’t provide you with photo evidence etc., as the windows were kept shut (for obvious reasons), as I needed to concentrate to get through, and keep moving!
I kept it slow and steady in eco mode.
I've only seen your thread today, hence the late reply.