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Elon Musk worries Tesla has 'dug its own grave' by creating the Cybertruck

Stewart Perrie

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Elon Musk worries Tesla has 'dug its own grave' by creating the Cybertruck

Featured Image Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

It might be the coolest-looking car on the roads in decades, however Elon Musk is worried about the Cybertruck.

The vehicle seems genuinely out of this world when compared to others that are in mass production.

It has a very angular, boxy shape, as well as futuristic technology.

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However, this visionary car could suffer from its own hubris.

During Tesla's Q3 quarterly earnings call this week, Musk said there are concerns about how Tesla will be able to keep up with demand for the car.

"We dug our own grave with the Cybertruck," Musk said, via Insider.

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While he praised the Cybertruck as 'one of those special products that comes along only once in a long while', he also said these types of inventions 'are just incredibly difficult to bring to market to reach volume, to be prosperous'.

There's only a few weeks before the first batch of the trucks are meant to be delivered, according to Futurism, but Musk wants to balance expectations.

"I do want to emphasize that there will be enormous challenges in reaching volume production with the Cybertruck and then making the Cybertruck cashflow positive," he said.

"This is simply normal."

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The world has been waiting years for this truck to finally hit the roads en masse, but it sounds like we could be waiting a little longer while Tesla sorts out all the particulars.

Cast your mind back to 2019 when the electric-vehicle’s prototype was first unveiled.

Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images
Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

The preview was slightly chaotic as it saw Tesla designer, Franz von Holzhausen, hurl a metal ball at the so-called ‘unbreakable’ windows, only for it to smash.

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Awkward.

Musk took to Twitter to explain why the windows didn’t live up to their name.

He said that prior to von Holzhausen throwing a ball at the glass, he’d hit the door with a sledgehammer to demonstrate how strong the vehicle’s body panels are.

While the sledgehammer did do a very good job of showcasing the strength of the Cybertruck’s panel, it had slightly damaged the glass in the process.

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He wrote: “Sledgehammer impact on door cracked base of glass, which is why steel ball didn’t bounce off. Should have done steel ball on window, *then* sledgehammer the door. Next time…”

Topics: Technology, Elon Musk, Tesla

Stewart Perrie
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