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Elon Musk reveals why Cybertruck window smashed

Elon Musk reveals why Cybertruck window smashed

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device 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.The vehicle was first struck with a sledgehammer in what appeared to be a successful demonstration of its armour body's strength.But this had caused an unseen crack, Mr Musk revealed, which had subsequently led to the windows smashing when they had been hit with a steel ball.The futuristic vehicle was unveiled on Thursday in Hawthorne, California, where its stainless steel, angular design drew a mixed response from the audience. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Mr Musk said the incident could have been easily avoided. Th...
Elon Musk reveals why windows of Cybertruck smashed

Elon Musk reveals why windows of Cybertruck smashed

Technology
Elon Musk has blamed poor planning as the reason why the supposedly unbreakable windows of Tesla's Cybertruck smashed during a botched launch event.The much-hyped unveiling suffered a mishap when the windows splintered twice despite Mr Musk bragging about the strength of the glass on the futuristic, stainless steel-skinned vehicle. The firm's chief executive told an audience in California on Thursday: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. ...
Musk boasts of nearly 150,000 Cybertruck orders despite launch gaffe

Musk boasts of nearly 150,000 Cybertruck orders despite launch gaffe

Business
Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck - despite its botched launch earlier this week.The firm's CEO Elon Musk said 17% of the orders are for the single-motor model, 42% are for the dual-motor version and 41% are for the tri-motor model. The much-hyped unveiling went off script when the Cybertruck's windows splintered twice despite Mr Musk bragging about the strength of the glass on the futuristic, stainless steel-skinned vehicle.He told the audience in California: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. ...