Elon Musk blamed the embarrassing launch incident on the order in which a demonstration had taken place.
The Cybertruck was first struck with a sledgehammer in what appeared to be a successful demonstration of its armor body’s strength which developed an unseen crack which had subsequently led to the windows smashing when they had been hit with a steel ball.
The futuristic vehicle was unveiled last Thursday in Hawthorne, California, where its stainless steel angular design drew a mixed response from the audience. Responding on Twitter Mr Musk said the incident could have been easily avoided. “Sledgehammer impact on door cracked the base of the glass which is why the steel ball did not bounce off. Should have done steel ball on windows, then sledgehammer the door next time” he wrote.
Despite the awkward mishap, Tesla announced it had received more than 200, 000 orders for its Cybertruck following the demonstration. The success of the launch event has caused some speculation on social media the incident viewed millions of times online, had been orchestrated to go viral. “Moments like that are why Tesla has such a passionate fan base, as most executives are always hyper-rehearsed and polished, Elon Musk has never been afraid to show his human side for better or worse. “Tesla fans are notorious for giving the company the benefit of doubt and assume the technology will be sorted out by the time the truck actually goes on sale.”