Electric car maker Tesla released its first electric pickup Cybertruck last week, but the so-called “armored glass” windows were smashed in tests during the launch,media reported. Ceo Elon Musk said he knew what was wrong and explained it on Twitter.
Tesla’s Cybertruck unveiling was a surprise, but chief designer Franz Von Holzhausen “turned over” the window of his pickup truck with a metal ball on stage and smashed the glass. This is certainly not the result Musk had hoped for, and he seems to be whispering to himself: OMG.
Musk tweeted that just before the metal ball test, Holzhausen had hit the door with a sledgehammer on stage to prove his durability. Musk said the impact caused the window to “break the glass base”, which is why the car’s glass was later smashed by a metal ball.
That seems to make sense, especially as Musk also shared a slow-motion video in which Holzhausen performed the same test before the demonstration, with the metal ball bouncing back through the window without causing damage.
The impact of a sledgehammer and a metal ball is likely to weaken the toughness of the glass and cause it to eventually break.
Musk admitted: “Before the launch, Holzhausen hit the window of CyberTruck with a metal ball without any problems. I think we’ll make improvements before we make it. “
In any case, breaking the glass is just a moment at the launch, it gives the audience a lot to talk about, but can not be called a disaster. Cybertruck’s future design and impressive specifications have captured the world’s attention. Since its unveiling, Musk has been adding messages on Twitter to attract people.
We’ll have to wait and see how much Musk’s promise will come true, but there’s certainly a lot of interest in CyberTruck. As of Monday local time, Musk said the car had been booked at 200,000 vehicles, joking: “There are no ads, no paid endorsements, all it takes is a few broken windows.” “