Tesla’s CEO Musk ‘doesn’t care’ if Cybertruck flops

18:36, 16 July 2021
Tesla’s CEO Musk ‘doesn’t care’ if Cybertruck flops Photo: Cnbc/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in his message exchange with fans via Twitter that there is “always some chance” his company’s Cybertruck may “flop”. Nonetheless, Musk said he will follow his plan to keep the design of Cybertruck almost exactly the same as it currently is – a giant metal trapezoid.

Musk continued, saying that he “doesn’t care” about any problems that Cybertruck may possibly face, he still loves its design.

“To be frank, there is always some chance that Cybertruck will flop, because it is so unlike anything else. I don’t care. I love it so much even if others don’t. Other trucks look like copies of the same thing, but Cybertruck looks like it was made by aliens from the future,” Musk said.

The launch event of the Cybertruck back to 2019 caused a stir as the vehicle design is absolutely unusual. Tesla design leader Franz Von Holzhausen was asked by Musk to try to smash the vehicle’s window. Von Holzhausen agreed and threw a metal ball at a window, shattering it, but the window stayed in place.

Musk reminded fans of the idea of adding a four-wheel steering system to the vehicle, which could allow Cybertruck to move diagonally in a straight line getting through tight spots.

The current state of the Cybertruck is “in development”, according to the company’s first-quarter investor presentation.