Elon Musk Explains Why the Tesla Cybertruck's Window Shattered

Sharing a video of the same test right before the livestream.

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During Tesla‘s livestream event for the unveiling of its long-awaited Cybertruck, the supposedly shatter-proof windows of the futuristic vehicle ended up being smashed when the company’s lead designer Franz von Holzhausen threw a metal ball at it. No doubt an unexpected moment, Elon Musk was clearly taken aback by the failed demonstration, but the CEO has since taken to Twitter to explain exactly why the glass had been fractured.

According to Musk, the base of the glass window had been cracked by a previous demonstration when von Holzhausen swung a sledgehammer at the Cybertruck’s body, diminishing the window’s structural integrity, which led to its inability to withstand the metal ball. He also tweeted a slow-mo video of the lead designer doing the exact same metal ball test right before the livestream, which shows the ball simply bouncing off the glass without shattering it, as intended. You can check out the video down below.

For more Cybertruck-related news, Musk has announced that 146,000 units have already been preordered over the course of just two days.

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