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Tesla has revealed it very first electric pickup truck, a concept that was previously promised by Elon Musk a while back. As the internet swiftly pointed out, it looks... well, it looks like the kind of vehicle you might find in a PS1-era game.
You can check out the Cybertruck (cool name to be fair) for yourself below and make your own mind up. Honestly though, now people have mentioned that it resembles a clump of polygons I really can't see anything else. Drink in the majesty of the thing in the concept art below.
The Cybertruck was unveiled at a glitzy launch event in LA, where the Tesla Chief Executive confirmed that the vehicle would have a starting price of $39,900 and a maximum range of 500 miles or more.
"We need sustainable energy now. If we don't have a pickup truck we can't solve it," Musk explained. "The top three selling vehicles in America are pickup trucks. To solve sustainable energy we have to have a pickup truck." It makes sense, and it's a worthy goal. The problem, of course, is that the internet is mercilessly ripping the wee out of this 90's era video game looking bucket of bolts.
Musk tweeted that the... interesting design was influenced in part by the Lotus Esprit sportscar. Specifically, the one that could turn into a submarine in the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. Whether or not the Cybertruck will turn into a submarine remains to be seen.
Regardless, I think most people saw a little less Bond and a little more PlayStation. In addition to the PS1 comparisons, there's been plenty of other game-related mockery flying around on Twitter.
UBER- Adam Jacobi (@Adam_Jacobi) November 22, 2019
Your Uber driver CLOUD is arriving soon in a Tesla Cybertruck (FF7 PS1). After arriving, they'll wait 2 minutes before charges begin for their time. pic.twitter.com/Uv7ty1R9jl
To make matters worse, a demonstration that was supposed to show off the Cybertruck's "armour glass" windows did not go to plan. Two of the cars windows shattered when metal balls were thrown at them. So, don't throw metal balls at the windows of your Cybertruck, I guess?
Tesla confirmed that production on the Cybertruck is expected lick off in late 2021. Hopefully they solve the armour glass problem by then. And the design problem.
Featured Image Credit: Tesla
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