Elon Musk Explains why Cybertruck Window Smashed
Elon Musk has revealed why the windows of Tesla's Cybertruck broke during an embarrassing launch incident.
He blamed the mishap on the order in which a demonstration had taken place.
The vehicle was first struck with a sledgehammer in what appeared to be a successful demonstration of its armour body's strength.
But this had caused an unseen crack, Mr Musk revealed, which had subsequently led to the windows smashing when they had been hit with a steel ball.
The futuristic vehicle was unveiled on Thursday in Hawthorne, California, where its stainless steel, angular design drew a mixed response from the audience.
Responding to a fan on Twitter, Mr Musk said the incident could have been easily avoided.
"Sledgehammer impact on door cracked the base of the glass, which is why the steel ball didn't bounce off," he wrote.
"Should have done steel ball on window, then sledgehammer the door. Next time."
Over the weekend, Mr Musk tweeted footage of an earlier demonstration, carried out behind the scenes moments before the launch, showing the windows withstanding the impact of the steel ball.
Despite the awkward mishap, Tesla announced it had received more than 200,000 orders for its Cybertruck following the demonstration.
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