Watch Tesla Unveil Its Pickup Truck In Under 6 Minutes

Watch Tesla Unveil Its Pickup Truck In Under 6 Minutes


Elon Musk: Trucks have been
the same for a very long time. We need something different. Audience member: Go cyber! Musk: And we need
sustainable energy now. So, I present to you:
the Cybertruck. [audience cheers] Doesn’t look like
anything else. [audience laughs] The functionality
I’m gonna describe is within a space
that is less than the most popular
pickup truck in the United
States, the F-150. And we’re able to achieve
much greater capability in the same dimensions, the same weight. We moved the mass
to the outside. We created an exoskeleton. So, normally, the way
that a truck is designed, you have a body on a frame;
you have a bed on a frame. The body and the bed
don’t do anything useful. They’re carried like cargo,
like a sack of potatoes. So, we’re able to make
the skin out of thick, this ultra-hard stainless steel. Franz has a sledgehammer. [audience laughs] It’s a regular truck door. Audience member:
Do it, Franz! [sledgehammer banging] [Musk laughing] Musk: Yeah, nice. Now hit the Cybertruck. Same thing. Hit it harder. [audience cheers] What if we shot it? [audience cheers] Let’s shoot it. That’s a 9-mm bullet
shot at the door. Audience member: Shoot it! [Musk laughs] We’re in California,
unfortunately. [audience laughs] The 9 mm, it is
literally bulletproof to a 9-mm handgun. That’s how strong the skin is. So, you know, when you say
something’s “built tough,” that’s what we mean. [audience laughs] What about the glass? Seems like a vulnerability. We have a transparent
metal glass. Let’s show some of the tests. What can we do with this? Normal car glass. [glass shattering] Shatters immediately. Now we’ll show you
Tesla Armor Glass. Audience member: Drop it! Drop it. [ball bangs] Musk: Ah, still there. Yeah, not bad. Franz, could you try to
break this glass, please? Franz von Holzhausen:
You sure? Musk: Yeah. [ball bangs] [glass shatters] Oh, my f—— God. Well, maybe that
was a little too hard. [Musk laughs] A little room for
improvement. [audience laughs] In addition, the car has an
adaptive air suspension. It’s gonna have the
highest clearance of any production truck. So, we’re gonna have
about a 16-inch clearance, and you can adjust
this on the fly. The rear is 100 cubic feet, 6 1/2-foot length, bed length. Up to 3,500
pounds of payload. But what about a
real-world test? Like, let’s actually have a
tug-of-war here with an F-150. [audience cheers] Test overseer: OK, pull. [tires screeching]
[audience laughing] Musk: I mean. Yeah. It was uphill. [audience laughs] So, let’s see on-road
performance. [audience gasps] This compared to
a Porsche 911. [audience laughs] Yeah, this is a
current-edition Porsche. In terms of off-road
performance, it’s gonna have the best
angular approach angle, best clearance heights,
best departure angle. For people that
are really, like, going off-road, this
is gonna be great. You could basically do the
Baja Rally in this thing. We have three ranges. [audience claps] Onboard outlets for
110 and 220 volts. So you don’t need
a generator. The truck literally
is your generator. Because it’s got
an air suspension, we can tap off the
air suspension so you have a
pneumatic source. Of course, it will come
with autopilot, standard. So, there’ll be three versions. [audience gasps] The actual economics are
better even than that, because the cost of
electricity is much less than the cost of gasoline. We also made an ATV, so. [audience cheering] Load it on the back. Audience member: You got it! Musk: Yes. Yeah. So, you can order
now if you would like. [audience cheers] Tesla.com/cybertruck.