Where does one go when they want to be seen and simultaneously make a splash doing so?... Nobu. According to TMZ, Elon Musk took his Cybertruck creation out for a spin to Nobu in Malibu where onlookers gawked at the futuristic-looking truck. At a venue where cameras are flashing every other second, it was the Cybertruck that received the most attention on Saturday night. The valet kept the Tesla beauty outside for all to see and people were not disappointed.
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At one point, Musk emerged from the restaurant with actor Ed Norton to show him the automobile in all its glory. There is definitely reason for people to be excited about seeing the Cybertruck on the road as it will not be available to the public until 2021 or 2022. Elon Musk had a snafu with the Cybertruck, namely the glass shattering on the supposedly shatterproof glass after being struck with metal balls. But on Saturday night there were no snafus to be seen except maybe if you include Musk running over a pylon on his way out of the parking lot.
Perhaps not the best exit, but all in all it looks like both Musk and the already infamous Cybertruck had a good night.
Elon Musk’s Cybertruck Will Be Dubai’s New Police Car
Dubai is for the Cybertrucks.
Elon Musk revealed his Cybertruck to the world last week and despite a part of the demonstration that failed to make the windows of the vehicle look as durable as Elon hoped, the truck still pulled in 250,000 pre-orders. "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," Elon explained of the cracked window.
It looks as though a high number of those orders for the truck may have been coming from Dubai's police force since the official police force tweeted an image of the truck with their branding. Elon previously stated that the trucks will begin working on pre-orders in 2021 but we wouldn't be surprised if Dubai got early dibs on the prestigious ride. The trucks will be used to patrol tourist areas such as Burj Khalifa, La Mer, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.
Dubai is known for having boujee cars within the police force such as Lamborghinis, Porches and Bugattis. “We need sustainable energy now. If we don’t have a pickup truck we can’t solve it," Elon said of his new ride. "The top 3 selling vehicles in America are pickup trucks. To solve sustainable energy, we have to have a pickup truck.”
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Elon Musks Cybertruck Demonstration Pulled In "250K" Pre-Orders
When Elon Musk presented his Cybertruck to the world things didn't necessarily go as planned. For instance, when Elon and the vehicle's head designer Franz Vol Holzhausesn showcased how durable the car's windows are by throwing a metal ball at it, the smashed result wasn't what anyone was expecting. Elon later explained why it went down, writing on Twitter: "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."
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Despite the failed attempt in showcasing an aspect of the car's durability, Elon suggested on Twitter that pre-orders for the truck have rounded out to 250,000.
The price of a Cybertruck starts at $39,900 but when filling out an application for the car, individuals have the right to configure it how they please. “After you submit your completed pre-order and the options you selected become available in production, we will invite you to complete the configuration of your Vehicle," reads the Cybertruck Motor Vehicle Pre-Order Agreement. "We will then issue you the Vehicle Configuration and Final Price Sheet based on the base price of the model and any options included or that you select.”
Elon Musk Explains Why Cybertruck Glass Shattered When It Wasn’t Supposed To
Elon Musk has an explanation.
Last week, Elon Musk presented major tech news when he unveiled the Cybertruck to a crowd of eager attendees who got to see the futuristic car with an added explanation of its benefits from the creator. Just some of the experiments on stage went according to plan - like when lead designer Franz von Holzhausen took a sledgehammer to the truck and barely dented it but as you probably know by now, the other demonstration didn't go as well.
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The second test Elon and his team showcased was the durability of the truck's windows. They first tested how durable the windows are in a separate installation before Franz took a metal ball and smashed the truck's window for the crowd. Unfortunately, the duo was clearly hoping for there to be no cracks but as everyone didn't expect, there were two.
Elon has now responded to the event on Twitter giving an explanation as to what happened. "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," he responded to a user.
So there we have it, the truck's glass is durable, as of now, if it doesn't get crashed into first.
Meek Mill Has Sights Set On Tesla Product Other Than The Cybertruck
Meek is more about that ATV life.
Last Thursday (Nov. 21), Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's reconceptualization of the pickup truck, dubbed the Cybertruck. After the inaugural event, the model was panned for having a design that was a tad too futuristic for the average consumer. Musk boasted about the vehicle's durability and the bulletproof steel used for its exterior. A demonstration showed that the doors were about to withstand the blow of a sledgehammer, but when a metal ball was thrown at the windows, they shattered. This humiliating moment contributed to Tesla's stock plummeting and Elon Musk's net worth along with it. However, Musk and his company will likely be fine because apparently 187,000 Cybertrucks have already been pre-ordered.
It does not seem that Meek Mill is a part of this group of buyers, though. He's eyeing another Tesla product to add to his collection of vehicles. Alongside the Cybertruck, Tesla revealed their Cyberquad ATV. The ATV did not receive as much media coverage, likely due to the fact that Musk did not share much information about it other than that it functions as a companion piece to the Cybertruck. It features a similar design to its sibling, is capable of fitting on the truck's bed and can be charged directly from it. This was enough to attract the interest of Meek.
The Grammy-nominated artist is known to be an ATV fanatic. He was arrested for riding one in New York back in 2017, which got him caught up in a probation violation mess. Regardless, Meek is interested in the Cyberquad and anxiously tweeted, "When this Tesla 4 wheeler drop????" If anyone has an answer for Meek, let him know.
Tesla’s New Cybertruck Will Have “Camper Mode” & It’s A Game Changer for Festivals
Apart from Baby Yoda and lie to your kids, the newly unveiled Tesla Cybertruck has been one of the biggest memes of the past week. But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t going to sell like hotcakes once its finally released, especially when you can pre-order one right now with a (fully refundable) down payment of just $100.
One neat feature, however, that will have camping — and festival — enthusiasts humming is an apparent camper mode. Twitter user @mithunoorath asked if the Cybertruck’s “camper mode” would be an accessory to purchase, and Elon replied with a simple “Yes.”
The photo below is just an apparent rendering and might not reflect the real life camper mode when it’s released. That being said, the possibility for such a feature will have hoards of festival glampers lining up to achieve their perfect Coachella or Burning Man experience in style and comfort.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2019
To make the vehicle even more enticing (especially to the Burning Man group), adding a solar panel to the roof will eventually be an option, adding “15 miles per day, possibly more.” Not to mention powering any kind of portable electronics that might need a basic charge.
Will be an option to add solar power that generates 15 miles per day, possibly more. Would love this to be self-powered. Adding fold out solar wings would generate 30 to 40 miles per day. Avg miles per day in US is 30.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2019