Elon Musk and Tesla have unveiled their latest dive into the future, and it’s called the Cybertruck.
Musk unveiled the new vehicle at a science fiction-styled event on Thursday to a packed auditorium of Tesla fans in Los Angeles.
The event started off with a holographic virtual assistant appearing on stage to introduce Musk (to deliver that Blade Runner vibe Musk was going for).
After a brief presentation discussing the ills of oil and traditional trucks, Musk unveiled his latest electric creation, the Cybertruck. The exterior is actually made of the same material as SpaceX rockets.
Unfortunately, while trying to demonstrate how tough the vehicle’s windows are, one of his assistants actually managed to shatter two of the windows. This was first, according to Musk, who claimed all the tests left the windows intact.
Perhaps the best news of the night is that the Cybertruck starts at $40,000, which is well within range for a wide section of U.S. buyers. Other models with more powerful rear wheel drive systems costs $50,000 and $70,000, depending on options.
Musk also showed the Cybertruck in a filmed tug of war with a traditional pickup truck, a clever way to show just how different the vehicle looks compared to the standard truck.
Hopefully, this will inspire other truck makers and we’ll soon have the highways filled with trucks that imitate this sci-fi design.
Toward the end of the presentation, Musk also showed off the slick way the cover of the Cybertruck’s payload section opens (like a spaceship airlock, of course) as well as a new Tesla ATF can that can charge itself through the Cybertruck.
Anyone interested in snagging one of these absolutely beautiful, futuristic beasts can snag one now via the Tesla website.
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