Tesla Suffers Broken Glass Mishap at Launch of New Truck
Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the all-electric battery-powered Tesla Cybertruck at the Tesla Design Center in California on Thursday, November 21.
But the demonstration of the vehicle’s indestructible windows didn’t appear to go entirely to plan after one assistant threw a steel ball bearing at the truck — only to see the armored glass smash.
The industrial-looking Cybertruck is covered in the same steel alloy Musk plans to use for his SpaceX rocket and will be able to go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in about three seconds, the Tesla chief executive claimed.
He said the entry-level model will have a starting price of $39,900 and a 400-kilometer range, while a deluxe option will be able to travel twice the distance and will sell for $69,900.
No date has been given for its release but analysts said it would not be ready before the end of 2021 at the earliest. (AFP)