- Elon Musk revealed the most awaited Cybertruck at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, just outside Los Angeles.
- However, the event goes wrong while testing a nearly bulletproof glass shield as it breaks in the demo.
- The new Cybertruck looks nothing like a conventional vehicle.
- Musk also unveiled an all-electric ATV at the end of the event.
What’s in the box?
The design of Cybertruck is kind of boxy and futuristic.
Tesla’s Cybertruck has an exterior made from a novel stainless steel alloy, which is the same metal used for SpaceX rockets.
The body appears to be a single form instead of a distinctly separate cab and bed.
Musk made some outstanding claims about the truck’s capabilities. Base models of Cybertruck will come with a range of 250 miles. The most expensive version of Cybertruck—the Tri Motor All-Wheel-Drive, will be able to carry 3,500 pounds, tow up to 14,000 pounds and can go from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds. The vehicle will also be able to drive up to 500 miles on a full charge.
What happened at the event?
Musk said, “That alloy enables the car to be “literally bulletproof” against at least smaller firearms, including 9-millimeter handguns, Musk said.
While in the demonstration of its shatterproof glass, a man with a sledgehammer hit the sides of the truck without damaging it. But the glass couldn’t withstand when a metal ball thrown at the windows break them.
“But it didn’t go through,” Musk awkwardly pointed out.
Price of Cybertruck
Price is another remarkable feature of the truck. The base version of the truck will start at $39,900, which is only about $10,000 more than the price of a base model Ford F-150.
The top-end Tri Motor AWD version of the Cybertruck starts at $69,900. Buyers will also be able to choose Tesla’s “Autopilot” option for an additional $7,000.
Tesla’s ATV Introduced at the Event
As the presentation was wrapping up, Musk had one final surprise.
He said, “Oh, yeah, we also made an ATV.”
A rider came out from a side room on Tesla’s all-electric ATV, flipped down the truck’s tailgate, extended the built-in ramp, and rode it up into the bed.
Tesla’s Cybertruck will receive some tough from segment leaders like Ford and GMC as these companies are extensively working on bringing powerful trucks in the market.