The famous American electric car company Tesla unveiled its new Cybertruck pickup that looks no less than a futuristic war machine straight out of a sci-fi movie.
One of the highlights of the electric vehicle is the super touch “Armor Glass” that’s almost unbreakable. The goal is to make the glass withstand strong impacts, but don’t forget the word ‘almost’ here.
The story took a surprising turn when Musk asked the on-stage demonstrator to throw a baseball-sized metal ball at the windows.
Contrary to what Musk might have thought before making such a request, the glass on the driver’s side cracked instantly, if not completely shattered. The cracks went all the way up to the edges of the window.
Of course, there was a second attempt made at the rear passenger window. But the “Armor Glass” failed the Tesla Boss again in front of the audience.
However, all of this came after the demo team dropped the same metal ball on a sheet of Armor glass from approximately 10-feet above.
While many would have thought it would turn out to be a prank, Musk’s surprised face said it all. “It didn’t go through. So, that’s a plus side,” he joked.
“We threw wrenches, we threw everything. We even literally threw a kitchen sink at the glass, and it didn’t break. For a little weird reason it broke now, I don’t know why,” Musk said before continuing the rest of the presentation while standing in front of the broken windows.
He assured the audience that they would fix the shortcomings of the Armor Glass in the coming future. “We’ll fix it in post,” he said.
Speaking of Cybertruck, the 5.8m long truck can carry up to 3500 pounds of payload and has 100 cubic feet of lockable exterior storage.
While it does look very premium, the starting price will be $39,900 (Range: 250 miles) when it will officially be released sometime during the year 2020. By comparison, that is $410 more than Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus that comes for $39,490.
via Tech Crunch