Tesla explains why the Cybertruck launch took a different twist
Elon Musk has revealed why the windows of Tesla’s Cybertruck broke during an embarrassing launch incident.
He blamed the mishap on the order in which a demonstration had taken place.
“Sledgehammer impact on door cracked the base of the glass, which is why the steel ball didn’t bounce off,” he wrote.
“Should have done steel ball on window, then sledgehammer the door. Next time.”
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This had caused an unforeseen crack on the window leading to the crack during the launch said Mr Musk.
Over the weekend, Mr Musk tweeted footage of an earlier demonstration, carried out behind the scenes moments before the launch, showing the windows withstanding the impact of the steel ball.
Despite the awkward mishap, Tesla announced it had received more than 200,000 “orders” for its Cybertruck following the demonstration. The firm is charging $100 to reserve the vehicle, but the sum is refundable if the customer later changes their mind.
The futuristic vehicle was unveiled on Thursday in Hawthorne, California, where its stainless steel, angular design drew a mixed response from the audience.