When Tesla tried to show off “unbreakable” windows on the Cybertruck but got it shattered during live demo.
After the embarrassing episode, Elon Musk promised that the production version will have unbreakable windows.
Production of the Cybertruck is expected to start in 2023, which is two years behind schedule.
Three versions of the 6-seater all-electric pickup will be offered – the most expensive starting at $69,900.
Back in 2019, Tesla’s first electric pickup truck, the Cybertruck, generated a ton of media attention during its unveiling at the Tesla Design Center in California, not only for its sci-fi-inspired design but also for its windows which it claimed to be “armored and unbreakable”.
While trying to show off some of the features on the all-new Cybertruck, the supposedly unbreakable armoured glass on the truck got smashed when Tesla Head of Design threw a metal ball at it, leaving Elon Musk completely embarrassed on the stage.
The visibly shocked and embarrassed Tesla CEO Elon Musk said :
“Oh my fucking God, well, maybe that was a little too hard,” when the front side windows shattered, and….
“But it didn’t go through”, when the rear glass shattered.
He added that :
“We threw wrenches, we threw everything, we even literally threw the kitchen sink at the glass and it didn’t break
“For some weird reason it broke now, I don’t know why.
“We’ll fix it in post.”
About The Tesla Cybertruck
Production of the Cybertruck is expected to start in 2023, which is two years behind schedule. Three versions of the 6-seater all-electric battery-powered pickup will be offered, with the most expensive version, the Tri Motor All-Wheel-Drive, starting at $69,900.
The most powerful version will be able to carry 3,500 pounds and tow up to 14,000 pounds of loads. It will go from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds and drive up to 500 miles on a full charge.