Tesla CEO Elon Musk debuted his not-yet-released Cybertruck this weekend, stirring up attention at Malibu’s famed Nobu restaurant.
Onlookers are seen in the video taking photos of the parked car, which the valets left up front. Musk later came out of the restaurant along with curious patrons, including actor Ed Norton, to take a look at the car. Then, as Musk pulled out of the parking lot, he plowed over what appears to be a traffic cone placed by the restaurant.
Tesla owners in California waited in long lines to charge their electric vehicles over the holiday weekend.
Footage out of Kettleman City, the location of one of the largest supercharging sites boasting up to 40 chargers, shows drivers queued up back-to-back in a line about a half mile long.
Telsa may be working on a brand-new invention which replaces Tesla cybertruck wipers with pulsed lasers which would offer a contact-less way to clean glass.
A new patent for “PULSED LASER CLEANING OF DEBRIS ACCUMULATED ON GLASS ARTICLES IN VEHICLES AND PHOTOVOLTAIC ASSEMBLIES” suggests its about time we do away with wipers to clear away debris from a screen, and turn to lasers instead.
The full patent can be seen here.
146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 23, 2019
Elon Musk on Saturday said that Tesla has received 146,000 Cybertruck orders so far.
Cybertruck design influenced partly by The Spy Who Loved Me https://t.co/HKBzxFNfzm— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 21, 2019
And while some reviewers have described the vehicle as being like “nothing we’ve ever seen,” Musk has said the pickup’s design was inspired by two films: sci-fi classic “Blade Runner” and the 1977 James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me.”
The Bond film featured a 1976 Lotus Esprit car that doubled as a submarine. The billionaire tweeted a clip of the film on Thursday, noting that the Cybertruck’s design was “influenced partly” by the car in the movie.
Tesla futuristic pickup truck demo goes wrong
“Oh my f—— God,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk exclaimed when the glass cracked. “Well, maybe that was a little too hard.”
Tesla unveiled its futuristic pickup truck at a promotional event in Los Angeles, but when it came to showing off the vehicle’s durability, things didn’t quite go as planned.
CEO Elon Musk claimed the car was “bulletproof” against a 9mm handgun. But when he got Tesla’s chief designer to throw a metal ball at one of its armored windows, audible surprise could be heard as the glass smashed — twice.