Sunday, November 24, 2019

Tesla's CyberTruck which got smashed during presentation

Tesla's CyberTruck which got smashed during presentation
Tesla Cyber truck unveiling

Tesla showed off their new cyber-truck to the world and it was definitely an interesting but mixed unveiling. The cyber-truck's design and looks are probably going to be its most attractive feature as it looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Jessica Caldwell from the vehicle marketplace Edmunds put it best. She said” People probably won’t get over the looks of it. It looks a truck from Back To The Future”. 

This futuristic-looking truck powered by electricity is surely an interesting and compelling option for those who will be looking for a truck in the near future. Tesla moving into the truck business is a smart decision as that part of the market has been growing for some time now. According to Edmunds, these large trucks have constituted 14.4% of new vehicle sales up until October this year. This is an increase from the 12.5% it contributed to in 2015. 

Averagely, these trucks have a selling value of $50,000 and Tesla’s truck will start $39,900 with a range of 250miles(402km) while the model with a range of 500miles will go for $69,900. Tesla said their truck will be able to seat up to six adults and carry a payload of 3,500lbs. Mr Musk said  that pre-orders would start immediately while production will start late 2021 if everything goes as planned.



The unveiling did not go on totally smooth though as Tesla had a fail during their stage demonstration. The fail occurred when they were demonstrating how the vehicle’s stainless steel exterior and metal windows could withstand bullets and sledgehammers. 

The head of design for tesla, Franz Von Holzhausen threw a metal ball at the front left window and the rear window, and both got smashed. Even though this might put a small damper on the excitement surrounding the cybertruck, I expect it to not make much of a difference as they are still working on improving the vehicle as Mr. Musk stated that there is “room for improvement”.He did go on to express his surprise at what had happened by stating “It didn’t go throw though, that’s a plus side. We threw wrenches, we threw literally a kitchen sink at the glass and it didn’t break. For some reason it broke now”.”I don’t know why” he added.

Whatever the problem was, am sure it will be ironed out before it is made ready to the public and isn’t going to change your mind if you are really interested in this vehicle. Interestingly, at 8:45PM GMT last night (from the time of writing), Elon Musk confirmed on his official twitter account the total orders made for the new CyberTruck:

"146k CyberTruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor, With no advertising & no paid endorsement"
More details on the CyberTruck including how to order are available on the official Tesla website.

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