The JerryRigEverything channel conducted an independent test on the bulletproofness of the doors of the Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup

The JerryRigEverything channel conducted an independent test on the bulletproofness of the doors of the Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup

The author of the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel Zach Nelson and his colleagues conducted an independent bulletproof test of the doors of the Tesla Cybertruck. Bullets from a 9mm Glock 19 pistol (9×19 Para cartridge) and 22 caliber (5.6mm) rifle bullets failed to penetrate ultra-hard stainless steel, but an AR-15 rifle (.223 Rem) and 50 cal. 50 BMG) caused significant damage to the doors, including piercing through the outer body elements and the inner lining. Nelson and his colleagues tried not to shoot at the glass of the car during the tests.

A test with the Glock 19 showed that at close range the bullets significantly missed the metal, but bounced back. But if it hits the same place several times in a row, the metal may break.

A bullet from a 17 HMR (.17 HMR) rifle penetrated the metal of the door, but lodged in the interior trim and did not enter the interior.

To test the more powerful rifles, Nelson cautiously opened the door of the cyber pickup and propped it up with a board, which was not a pity.

An AR-15 assault rifle fired with .223 Rem (5.56mm) bullets punched through the door of a Tesla Cybertruck, damaging the plastic interior trim.

But a shot from a .50-caliber rifle made a large vent in the door, damaging the wiring and knocking out pieces of plastic.

In February of this year, the armored glass of a Tesla Cybertruck prevented an attempt to break into the interior and steal items from the electric pickup truck. The car was near the house in Sentry Mode security mode and recorded everything that was happening around. The intruder approached the Cybertruck late at night, shined a light into the interior and tried to break the glass of the front and passenger doors. After the failure, he jumped on the roof, but there the glass also held and did not allow him to enter the cabin. As a result, the attacker was able to damage the windows of the electric pickup truck, but he did not manage to get into the cabin.

In December 2023, Tesla released a slow-motion video of the Cybertruck’s bulletproof test using the Thompson submachine gun (“Tommy Gun”) and the MP5-SD, Glock pistol, and M4 shotgun. During the experiment, the ultra-hard stainless steel on the driver’s and passenger’s doors was damaged by bullets, but through the door panels (almost nothing, except for one chip stuck in the door card) got into the cabin. The shooters tried not to shoot through the windows.

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