Elon Musk once showcased the Tesla Cyber Truck, a cutting-edge electric vehicle designed for rugged weather conditions, aiming to prove its bulletproof nature. During this demonstration, he subjected the truck to a rigorous sledgehammer test.
The idea was straightforward: if the truck could withstand a sledgehammer’s force, it should theoretically be bulletproof. However, in a surprising turn of events, while the window didn’t completely shatter, it cracked under the pressure. This led to Musk facing significant online ridicule, as many doubted the Cyber Truck’s proclaimed strength. But there’s more to the story than just this initial test.
The Build-Up to the Window Incident
Before the infamous sledgehammer test, Tesla had another experiment with the truck’s glass. They dropped an iron ball from a height onto the same type of glass, which held firm without breaking. Musk then proceeded with the hammer test, which unfortunately did not yield the desired results. Fast forward three years, and Musk sought redemption. His chosen platform for a retest was ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, a popular podcast. During a special Halloween episode, Musk and Rogan, both in disguises, discussed the truck, with Rogan proposing a new test involving an arrow.
Cyber Truck’s Bulletproof Claims Still Uncertain
The test Joe Rogan suggested might not conclusively determine the Cyber Truck’s bulletproof status. Rogan used a titanium-tipped arrow with a flattened tip. While it caused damage to the truck’s door, it did not target the window. It remains ambiguous whether Rogan intended to aim at the window or not. So, the million-dollar question about the Cyber Truck’s completely bulletproof nature remains unanswered. Nevertheless, Tesla is gearing up to release the Cyber Truck in the coming month with plans to manufacture over 200,000 units annually.