Does anything bad happen if an electric car gets wet?

I know when electronics get wet that it could potentially harm or kill a person. I own an electric car, so I'm a bit worried about what will happen if it gets wet. Does anything bad happen if an electric car gets wet or submerged in water?

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We have been told our whole lives to keep electronics away from water, so believe it or not, this is a very common question!
The electrical components of most electric vehicles are tightly sealed, meaning that they likely won’t be exposed to moisture unless you run the car into a body of water. Should you run your vehicle into a lake or river, the excess moisture should trip the circuit breaker, which would eliminate the risk of electrical shock.
You can even drive your electric car through a car wash just like any other vehicle.
If your car does sustain more severe water damage, it may be covered by your car insurance policy. To make sure you have the coverage you need at the best price, compare quotes by shopping with Jerry. On average, Jerry users save $879 per year on car insurance!
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Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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