Tesla conducted a bulletproof test of the Cybertruck with the help of “Tommy-gun”

Tesla conducted a bulletproof test of the Cybertruck with the help of “Tommy-gun”

Tesla conducted a bulletproof test of its new Cybertruck electric pickup using a Thompson submachine gun (“Tommy Gun”).

According to the manufacturer’s description, the Cybertruck has a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton. Each of its components, from ultra-hard 30-fold cold-rolled stainless steel to armored glass, ensures the strength and durability of the electric vehicle.

Users encountered a Cybertruck on the road outside San Francisco with a damaged left side, where the ultra-hard stainless steel on the driver and passenger doors had been cut by bullet dents.

Earlier tests showed that the steel from which the Cybertruck body is made can withstand a sledgehammer blow and a shot from a 9mm firearm. A similar material was used for the SpaceX Starship spacecraft.

CEO of Tesla Elon Musk commented on this discovery on social networks. He confirmed that the Cybertruck was shot from a machine gun in the company.

“We emptied the entire Tommy Gun drum shop into the driver’s door, Al Capone style. Not a single bullet penetrated the cabin. explained Mask

It is likely that Tesla may soon show a video of similar tests using the Thompson submachine gun.

Experts explained that while Musk claimed that no bullet penetrated the passenger compartment, it appears that during the test only the steel panels of the body were fired, not the windows. According to them, Tesla is still serious about giving the Cybertruck some level of bulletproofing.

In November 2019, during the presentation, the armored glass of the Cybertruck electric pickup broke. It happened at the moment when the leading designer Franz von Holzhausen hit the glass with a metal ball. According to Musk, just before the test, von Holzhausen hit the door of the car with a sledgehammer to prove its strength, and the impact cracked the base of the glass. Later, when the balls hit, the glass broke.

On July 15, 2023, Tesla launched the production of the Cybertruck at the Giga Texas Gigafactory in Texas and showed the first serial example of the electric car. This event occurred four years after the announcement of the electric pickup and with a delay of two years from the original plans for its release. Tesla was going to make the first pickups at the end of 2021. The Tesla lineup now includes the Roadster, the S, 3, X, Y, Cybertruck, and the Semi truck. Experts have estimated that Tesla can produce up to 2,000 Cybertrucks this year, and then plans to increase production to 250,000 of these machines per year.

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