Tesla’s ‘impenetrable exoskeleton’ smashes during embarrassing demo

The unveiling of Tesla’s first electric pickup truck didn’t go as planned when its supposedly “shatterproof” windows shattered during a demonstration.

While on stage with Tesla’s chief designer Franz von Holzhausen, Mr Musk challenged his colleague to take a sledgehammer to the truck’s door and then toss a metallic ball at its window.

The window shattered, surprising the audience and prompting Mr Musk to exclaim: “Oh my f****** god.”

He then suggested: “Maybe that was a little too hard.”

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk stands in front of the shattered windows of the newly unveiled all-electric battery-powered Tesla's Cybertruck at Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, California on November 21, 2019. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
Image:Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk swore when the window broke

In a second demonstration of the window’s strength, the glass again shattered.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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